Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons
Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)
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The Philadelphia 76ers are set to visit Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan for an Eastern Conference clash against the Detroit Pistons. The Philadelphia 76ers come into this matchup with a 21-10 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Washington Wizards, 125-108. Leading the way for the Philadelphia 76ers was center Joel Embiid as he recorded 21 points and 13 rebounds. SG Josh Richardson had a productive outing for the 76ers as he pitched in 21 points.
The Philadelphia 76ers had a good shooting game against the Washington Wizards as they connected on 49 of their 94 field goal attempts (52.1%), and they were good from behind the three-point line (42.4%). The Philadelphia 76ers lost the turnover battle against the Washington Wizards (14-11), but they dominated the Wizards in the rebounding department (63-47).
The Detroit Pistons come into this matchup with an 11-19 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Chicago Bulls, 119-107. Leading the way for the Detroit Pistons was veteran PF Markieff Morris as he recorded 23 points and 6 assists. Joining Morris in the frontcourt was all-star center Andre Drummond who had a productive outing for the Pistons with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
The Detroit Pistons had a good shooting game against the Chicago Bulls as they connected on 40 of their 87 field goal attempts (46%), and they were good from behind the three-point line (45.7%). The Detroit Pistons won the turnover battle against the Chicago Bulls (21-16), but they were dominated by the Bulls in the rebounding department (55-34).
The Detroit Pistons have been unable to gain any composure this season which could be due to all-star PF Blake Griffin being in and out of the lineup, and they will struggle once again against one of the most talented teams in the NBA in the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers have been good on the defensive side of the court this season as they are holding their opponents to an average of 104.7 PPG, and that will cause problems for the Pistons as they rank 21st in the NBA in points scored. The Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond matchup will be fun to watch, but this is the type of game where Al Horford can take advantage of a mismatch, especially with Griffin out of the lineup. The 76ers starting lineup is all averaging over 13 PPG, and I expect them to continue their success against a Pistons team that doesn’t have that same scoring punch.