Philadelphia 76ers (0-3) at Detroit Pistons (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -4 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers still look for their first win of the season after a disappointing 0-3 start. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 100.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jerryd Bayless is averaging 15.7 points and 1.3 assists while Ben Simmons is averaging 15.7 points and 10.3 rebounds. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Joel Embiid is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost five straight road games.
The Detroit Pistons look for another victory to get off to an impressive 3-1 start to the NBA season. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 24.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 12.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last 10 home games.
The 76ers are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic, 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Detroit, 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 38-17-1 ATS in the last 56 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers haven't looked like the playoff team everybody has been expecting this season, as the defense has been downright awful if we're being honest. I'm not sure going on the road is going to help things. The Detroit Pistons have been rather impressive in their first couple of games and their only loss was a game against the Washington Wizards that came down to the wire. I'll lay the buckets here with the Pistons, as I like what I've seen so far.