Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/2/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (14-7) at Philadelphia 76ers (12-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDE+, CSN
The Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 105.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 19.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 16.8 points and two assists. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 15.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.9 points and 11.3 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 18.6 points and 7.2 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won six of their last eight home games.
The Pistons are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the favorite is 38-18-1 ATS in the last 57 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pistons are coming off a rough loss to the Wizards without John Wall, and they're running into a Philadelphia 76ers squad that's healthy and has been rolling at home. The 76ers are outscoring teams by more than four points at home and held Detroit to just 86 points when they met back in early October. I'll lay the small line with the better and more rested team at home.