Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 5 point favorites.
The 76ers have a regular season record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 110 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 2-0 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 110.5 points per game and surrender 108, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/22/18 G Ben Simmons Back left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Wilson Chandler Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/16/18 F Mike Muscala Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ben Simmons averages 12 points per game in 28 minutes per contest. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 28.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Blake Griffin averages 29.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Andre Drummond averages 17 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest. He grabs 16.5 rebounds per game and has 1 assist per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 26.7 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Philadelphia averages 110 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 27.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 108 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 50% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 27 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 40 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Detroit is 18th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21. The Pistons are 27th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The 76ers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Philadelphia is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Detroit is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pistons are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 11th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5
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