Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-7)
The Detroit Pistons (3-13) play the Philadelphia 76ers (12-5) at Little Caesars Arena on Monday. The odds on this game have Philadelphia as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 215.
The Philadelphia 76ers faced off with the Pistons and took home the win by a score of 114-110 in their last game. Philadelphia walked away from the contest having earned a 45.8% field goal percentage (38 out of 83) and converted 8 of 23 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the 76ers converted 30 of their 38 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected 49 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 dimes in the game as well as getting 10 steals and 7 rejections. Regarding the defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 43.0% from the field on 37 out of 86 shooting. Detroit recorded 25 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Pistons grabbed 43 boards (8 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Detroit ended up going 73.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 30 tries. They also buried 14 out of their 33 attempts from distance.
Joel Embiid is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He ended up with 33 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 35:05 mins played and collected 14 rebounds. Embiid went 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. Someone else that played a role in this matchup for the 76ers was Ben Simmons. He pulled down 9 boards and also accounted for 7 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the field in the game by going 5-of-7 (20 points). When the final whistle was blown, Simmons played 34:28 min.
Philadelphia enters this contest with a win-loss record of 12-5 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 16.9 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Philadelphia is grabbing 46.8 rebounds per contest and has totaled 417 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 6th in basketball in terms of passing. The 76ers are connecting on 36.3% on shots from downtown (199 of 548) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They average 114.3 points per game (8th in the league) while hitting 47.8% from the field. Defensively, the 76ers have forced 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 21.6 personal fouls. The 76ers are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.0% (257 of 368) and they concede 43.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 29th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 437 relinquished this season. They are relinquishing 36.7% on 3-point shots and they are 12th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.2).
In their loss to Philly, the Pistons were able to collect 35 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 43 for this game. They also blocked 8 attempts while recording 9 steals for the contest. The 76ers were called for 24 personal fouls in the game which got the Pistons to the free throw line for 30 shots. They were able to make 22 of them for a percentage of 73.3%. In relation to 3-point shots, Detroit made 14 of their 33 attempts (42.4%). In all, the Pistons ended up going 37 out of 86 from the field which had them shooting 43.0%. The Pistons permitted the 76ers to bury 38 out of their 83 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 45.8% for the game. They finished 34.8% from beyond the arc by hitting 8 out of 23 and finished the contest at 30 out of 38 from the free throw line (78.9%). When talking about rebounding, Detroit permitted Philadelphia to get 49 overall (12 offensive).
Wayne Ellington was important for the Pistons in this game. He made 6 of 9 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which got him 17 points. Ellington grabbed 4 rebounds in his 28:20 mins of time on the hardwood and accounted for 2 assists for this contest. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Detroit was Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. He was able to score 15 points in his 17:53 mins on the hardwood via 4 of 6 shooting for the game. Mykhailiuk ended the game having shot 66.7% from the floor as well as earning 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 3-13 for the season. The Pistons are responsible for committing 21.5 fouls per contest and they hit 77.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per game (21st in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game. Detroit has accumulated 1,743 pts for the year (108.9 per game) and they grab 43.4 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are shooting 42.5% from the field, which ranks 30th in the league. The Pistons defensively are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 113.6. The Detroit defense gives up 38.4% from downtown (216 of 563) and opponents are knocking down 73.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.4 dimes and 47.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 21st and 26th in basketball. They are able to force 16.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the floor (28th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-7)
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