Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/28/2014
Saturday, March 29, 7:30 PM on FxD+, CSNP
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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As the season winds down fans aren't always treated to gems like Wednesday night's Pacers/Heat matchup. Instead, sometimes the Pistons and 76ers meet up like they do Saturday night in Philadelphia. There have been about 5,000-8,000 no-shows at the Wells-Fargo Center during the 76ers losing slide which actually doesn't seem that bad. In fact, the chance to beat the befuddled Pistons and celebrate a home win for the first time in 10 weeks could actually be a draw for 76er fans.
Detroit finds themselves in the worst possible landscape in the NBA – about 10 games behind real playoff contention but also 13 games or so ahead of top pick probabilities. This team without an identity has won only 2 games in their last 10 and must play Saturday night's game in Philly after a Friday night matchup with the Heat.
The 76er losing streak has reached 26 with a loss on Thursday to Houston, tying 2010-11 Cleveland for the longest of all time. This means fans at the Piston game Saturday could be treated to history in what would be 27 straight and make the 76ers the sole holders of the longest drought in NBA history.
Detroit and Philadelphia met up on February 1st and the Pistons were firing on all cylinders. Favored by 10 at home, Detroit was able to get the win 113-96 with four players scoring over 20 points. Philadelphia actually shot almost 43% from the field but were outscored by 10 in the first quarter and 15 in the third which proved to be insurmountable.
Detroit is 17-17-0 ATS on the road this season
Detroit is 22-12-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Philadelphia is 11-26-0 ATS at home this season
Philadelphia is 18-18-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/18/14 C Josh Harrellson Knee out indefinitely
02/20/14 G Chauncey Billups Knee out indefinitely
10/25/13 G Jason Richardson Knee out indefinitely
10/25/13 F/C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
03/21/14 G Tony Wroten Ankle expected to miss the next 2 games
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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