Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/8/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-6)
Little Caesars Arena is the location where the Detroit Pistons will go up against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. Detroit opens this contest as 6-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 225.
The 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 126-112 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the 76ers finished with 15 and the Bulls racked up 14 personal fouls. They also buried 20 of their 34 tries from distance. Chicago finished the game shooting 58.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 17 attempts. Additionally, Chicago grabbed 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Chicago distributed 33 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. In terms of defending, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 57.1% from the floor on 48 of 84 shooting. They also recorded 28 assists for this game while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 38 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the 76ers made 14 of their 18 shots for a rate of 77.8%. Philadelphia finished the contest with a 43.5% field goal percentage (40 of 92) and made 18 of their 41 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tyrese Maxey is someone who was a major contributor for the game. Maxey finished shooting 53.3% from the field and earned 6 dimes. He played for 37 minutes played and pulled down 3 boards. He finished with 26 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this contest with a record of 23-15 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 112.6 points per game (17th in the league) while going 47.6% from the floor. The 76ers are connecting on 38.3% on shots from beyond the arc (487 of 1,271) and 81.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 40.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 935 assists on the campaign, which ranks 24th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the 76ers have forced 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.6 fouls. They rank 4th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 911 surrendered on the season. The 76ers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (1,512 of 3,248) and they concede 43.4 boards per contest as a team. They surrender 34.2% on shots from downtown and they are 3rd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (109.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pistons took a loss by a final score of 121-109 when they faced the Spurs. The Pistons corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this contest. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 11 steals for the contest. The Spurs were called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throws for a rate of 58.8%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Detroit converted 11 out of 31 attempts (35.5%). In all, the Pistons walked away from this one shooting 44 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3%. The Pistons allowed the Spurs to convert 45 of their 81 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.6% in the game. They shot 37.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 9 of 24 and finished the game at 22 of 26 from the free throw line (84.6%). In regard to rebounding, Detroit permitted San Antonio to collect 44 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Bojan Bogdanovic pitched in for the Pistons for the contest. He converted 9 of 20 for this game for a field goal percentage of 45.0%, and had 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic earned 21 points in his 31 mins on the court and earned 3 assists for the matchup.
Detroit has a mark of 11-31 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Pistons are shooting 45.0% from the field, which is 27th in the NBA. Detroit has totaled 4,694 points for the year (111.8 per contest) and they pull in 43.0 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 22.3 times per game (27th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. The Pistons commit 22.3 fouls per contest while shooting 77.0% from the charity stripe.
The Pistons on defense are ranked 29th in the NBA in PPG given up with 119.0. They are able to force 13.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.1% from the floor (29th in the league). The Detroit defense gives up 35.9% on shots from distance (508 of 1,416) and their opposition knocks down 79.2% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 25.7 dimes and 44.6 boards per game, which has them ranked 23rd and 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+6)
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