Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 4/4/2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 46-30. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 108.9 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 37-40. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 44-31-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-38-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 38-37-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-43-3 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/02/18 F Dario Saric Elbow is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Brooklyn
03/31/18 C Joel Embiid Head is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
04/01/18 F James Ennis III Hand is "?" Wednesday vs Philadelphia
03/30/18 F Blake Griffin Ankle is out indefinitely
J.J. Redick averages 16.6 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%.
Andre Drummond averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 16 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Reggie Jackson averages 14.7 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.67 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. Detroit is 24th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.27. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The 76ers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 27th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Detroit is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Pistons are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +5
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