Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 8.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 4-3. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.6 as they average 111.0 points per game while giving up 112.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 5-4. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 113.6 points per contest and give up 113.4, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-6-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/02/18 SF Reggie Bullock Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Philadelphia
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Wilson Chandler Hamstring is out indefinitely
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Blake Griffin averages 27.3 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Joel Embiid averages 28.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Ben Simmons averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 8.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 48.7 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 13th in the league with 113.6 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 50.7 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.4. The 76ers are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The 76ers surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Pistons are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Detroit is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Philadelphia is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league. The 76ers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -8.5
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