Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, January 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 1 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 20-16. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 101.3 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 18-19. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per contest and giving up 108.8, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 20-14-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-22-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-17-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-17-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Andre Drummond Ribs is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
01/04/18 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 15.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Tobias Harris averages 18.1 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Ben Simmons averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 102.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.92 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.1 per game. The Pistons allow 101.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 7th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.35. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.1. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.9. The 76ers surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Detroit is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +1
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