Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons - 10/15/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers
NBA Basketball: Saturday October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia +3 --- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Wells Fargo Center and the Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Detroit Pistons to the City of Brotherly love.
The Detroit Pistons rallied past the Atlanta Hawks behind a comeback from an early deficit to earn a 99-94 victory. The Hawks jumped to a 14 point lead in the opening period but the Pistons were easily the better team over the final three periods. Both teams connected at around 43% but the Pistons squeezed out the win with a hefty 27-11 advantage at the charity stripe. Detroit only played nine players and were led by the duo of Ish Smith and Tobias Harris with 18 points each with Smith handing out eight helpers. Aron Baynes was next in line with 16 points and seven boards while Kentavious Caldwell Pope and Kent Bazemore contributed 13 points and 12 points.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have struggled in the win column in the preseason and that trend continued in a 100-79 defeat at Washington that dropped their record to 1-4. Washington sank shots at 42% which isn’t great but the 76ers connected at less then 33% and turned the ball over 22 times which simply gave the Wizards more looks at the basket and made their shooting more then good enough. As expected, offensive options were limited for Philadelphia only had a pair of double digit scorers with Jerami Grant leading the way with 14 points on 6-10 marksmanship in 20 minutes while Joel Embiid tossed eleven points and hauled in a game high 12 rebounds in only 14 minutes of floor time. The bottom line was the 76ers struggled to find the shooting touch.
The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest while the under is 9-4 in Pistons last 13 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall and the 76ers are 21-10-2 ATS in their last 33 Saturday games. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings while 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia.
I am going with the Pistons because I think Philadelphia's struggle with injuries and the need for guards isn't something that gets fixed in the preseason...