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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons (4-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (5-4)
Date & Time Saturday November 3, 2018, 1:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5
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NBA | Detroit Pistons (4-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (5-4)
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The Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Detroit Pistons look for a feel good win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 27.3 points and 10.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 19 points and 16.3 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Ish Smith is dishing 3.3 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost two of their three road games this season.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 28.6 points and 11.9 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 18.4 points and 3.3 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.8 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 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won all five home games this season.

The Pistons are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The 76ers are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 41-19-1 ATS in the last 61 meetings.

The Detroit Pistons have already beaten the Philadelphia 76ers this season and the past 10 meetings have been split down the middle. The 76ers have been winning games, but they're not shooting well from the field and have covered just three of their first nine games this season. This is also a very early game by NBA standards, which usually results in sloppy play and close results. I want the points in my pocket for this contest.

Detroit Pistons +8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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