Philadelphia 76ers (17-9) at Detroit Pistons (13-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 220 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 26.3 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19.9 points and 2.7 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last six road games.
The Detroit Pistons look for a statement victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.9 points and 9.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 18 points and 15.5 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last seven home games.
The 76ers are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 Friday games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The 76ers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Detroit and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 overall.
The Philadelphia 76ers have had their struggles on the road this season, but they are outscoring teams by 10 points while shooting nearly 48 percent from the field in their last five games. The Detroit Pistons have had some offensive issues as of late, which includes just 28.8 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. That's not going to fly against a team as talented as the 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers have also won five of the last six meetings against the Detroit Pistons. I'll lay the bucket with the road team.