Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Free NBA Picks 3/11/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -6.5
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (38-26, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the Detroit Pistons (20-45, 4th in the Central Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Detroit opens this matchup as 6.5 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 228.
The Pistons cover 40.6% of the time, having gone 26-38-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 45.0% of the time, going 27-33-4 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
03/03/20 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/09/20 SG Josh Richardson Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
02/27/20 PF Joel Embiid Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is out indefinitely
Langston Galloway averages 10.2 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tony Snell comes into this contest averaging 8.0 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Al Horford averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Tobias Harris averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Detroit averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 107.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Philadelphia is 21st in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.8. The 76ers are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Pistons are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 22nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +6.5
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