Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 1.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 113.7 points per contest while giving up 111.8 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 13-9 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 109.4 points per game and surrender 109.5, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-15-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 12-10-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 11-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/18 PG Ish Smith Groin injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
12/05/18 SF Reggie Bullock Ankle is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Joel Embiid averages 26.3 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 13.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Blake Griffin scores 24.9 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.1 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Reggie Jackson averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 113.7 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 48.0 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.8 per game. The 76ers allow 111.8 points per contest, which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 17th in the NBA with 109.4 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.09. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.5 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.3. The Pistons are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Pistons give up 109.5 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Detroit is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Pistons are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 8th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -1.5
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