Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons - 3/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (20-45) at Philadelphia 76ers (38-26)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -12 -- Over/Under:
The Detroit Pistons pay a visit to the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.
The Detroit Pistons have been in rough shape lately as they’ve lost 11 of their last 12 games and they will be aiming to snap a four-game skid after falling to the Knicks in a 96-84 road loss on Sunday. Christian Wood led the team with 22 points on eight of 13 shooting while Bruce Brown chipped in with 16 points, but no other player finished in double figure. As a team, the Pistons shot just 36 percent from the field and 11 of 38 from the 3-point line as they hung in the contest through three tight quarters, before getting blown out in the fourth quarter where they were outscored by 24-13. Tony Snell scored just four points on one of nine shooting while Jordan McRae finished with just eight points on one of 10 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost three of their last four games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting stopped by the Warriors in a 118-114 road loss on Saturday. Tobias Harris led the team with 24 points and four assists, Al Horford added 22 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists while Glen Robinson III chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 48 percent from the field and 13 of 34 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control after leading by five points midway through the fourth quarter, before the Warriors closed the game on a 19-10 run in the final 4:51 to steal the game late.
Head to head, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall, the Pistons are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Philadelphia and the Pistons are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
The Pistons have been in a serious slump as all their best players are either injured or playing with another team now and they will be low on confidence following their loss to the Knicks. The 76ers haven’t been much better as they’re coming into this one off a bad loss to the lowly Warriors. The Pistons are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings overall and I think that trend continues here as the 76ers should have enough firepower left over to get the win and cover here.