Philadelphia 76ers (2-1) at Detroit Pistons (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +1 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for their first road victory of the season to build on their 2-1 start. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 110 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 28.3 points and 10.7 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 19 points and two assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 7.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won seven of their last eight road games.
The Detroit Pistons look for anther victory to start 3-0 for the second time in the last four years. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 29.5 points and 10 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 18.5 points and five assists. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Ish Smith is dishing four assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last eight home games.
The 76ers are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 2 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the favorite is 41-18-1 ATS in the last 60 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Pistons last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and the over is 6-2 in 76ers last 8 road games.
I'm going to assume that Drummond will play through an illness, and world is Simmons is doubtful for this contest. So, I'm going to side with the Pistons here. The Pistons have been rather solid at home dating back to the end of last season and have the size to control the 76ers on the glass. The 76ers have also been shaky to start the season defensively, and it doesn't help one of their best players won't be on the court. So, give me the home team and the free point.