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Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/31/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia 76ers (46-29) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-56)
March 31, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +9.5; Over/Under: -216.5
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons meet Thursday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last six games.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.9 points and 4.3 assists, while James Harden is averaging 23 points and 9.8 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Maxey is dishing 4.3 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 104.5 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 17.4 points and 5.6 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

The 76ers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pistons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall. The 76ers are 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Philadelphia 76ers are clearly the better team and should be favored here, but they’re also a team that’s been shaky these last couple of weeks, and they only win on the road by an average of 2.3 points. The Detroit Pistons have also played decent ball down the stretch, which includes winning their last five games by an average of one point. The Pistons are also 21-17 against the spread at home. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Detroit Pistons +9.5
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