Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/23/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -2.5
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (11-19, 4th in the Central Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (21-10, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Monday, December 23, 2019. The line on this contest has Philadelphia as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 220.
The 76ers are covering 46.4% of the time, having gone 13-15-3 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 37.9% of the time, going 11-18-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/21/2019 Blake Griffin PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
12/21/2019 Derrick Rose PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
12/20/2019 Christian Wood PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/4/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Joel Embiid comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Tobias Harris averages 19.2 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Andre Drummond scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 16.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Luke Kennard averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 109.3 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.9 per game. The 76ers allow 104.7 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 21st in the NBA with 108.3 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.83. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.8. The Pistons are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.2. The Pistons give up 110.2 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Detroit is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 10th in the league. The Pistons are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +2.5
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