Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Detroit Pistons head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 8 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 13-10. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.3 as they average 109.4 points per game while giving up 109.8 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 18-9 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 113.8 points per game and surrender 111.8, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 12-11-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 12-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-15-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
12/07/18 SF Reggie Bullock Ankle is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
12/07/18 SF Stanley Johnson Knee is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Reggie Jackson comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Blake Griffin averages 25.2 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 9.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Joel Embiid scores 26.3 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jimmy Butler averages 21.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 109.4 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 47.6 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 109.8 points per contest, which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 8th in the NBA with 113.8 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.7 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.4. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The 76ers give up 111.8 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.6 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Detroit is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Philadelphia is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The 76ers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +8
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