Sixers vs Pistons Predictions ATS 3/31/22
Philadelphia 76ers (46-29 SU, 36-38-1 ATS) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-56 SU, 41-33-2 ATS)
When: Thursday March 31 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Point Spread: PHI -10.5/DET +10.5 (Opened PHI -9.5 MyBookie)
Total: 222.5 (Opened at 223)
Money Line: Philadelphia 76ers -576/Detroit Pistons 419
Power Rating: PHI -11
Probable Starting Lineups
Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid
Detroit Pistons PG Cory Joseph Q, SG Cade Cunningham, SF Saddiq Bey, PF Marvin Bagley III, C Isaiah Stewart
Philadelphia has no reported injuries at this time.: Philadelphia has no reported injuries at this time.
Isaiah Livers: Concussion (QUESTIONABLE)
Jerami Grant: Calf (OUT)
Hamidou Diallo: Finger (OUT)
Chris Smith: Knee (OUT)
The Detroit Pistons host the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 46-29, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 25-12. Over their last five games, the 76ers have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 116.0 points per game, 7.0 points more than their season average of 108.9. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. Even though Philadelphia has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 111.0 points per game, up from the 76ers’ usual rate of 106.8. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, the team fell to Milwaukee by a score of 118-116.
The Detroit Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 20-56, placing them 14th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Detroit has struggled in their 38 home contests, sitting at 12-26. Over the Pistons’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. During this stretch, Detroit is averaging 112.0 points per game, 8.0 points more than their season average of 104.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 112.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Pistons are allowing an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 112.3. In the Detroit Pistons’ most recent game, the team fell to Brooklyn by a score of 130-123.
Individual Player Analysis
As Philadelphia travels to take on the Detroit Pistons, the 76ers’ leading scorer is Joel Embiid. Through 62 games, Embiid is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 55.0% of his games. As Embiid gets set to take on the Pistons, he could be in line for a big game as Detroit is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.23% of their games. This figure places them 25th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Detroit will be without its top scorer in, Jerami Grant. Look for Cade Cunningham to try and build off his 34 point outing vs. Brooklyn. Given that Philadelphia’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Cunningham should be in line for a big performance. So far, the 76ers have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.54% of their games, giving them a rank of 23rd among NBA defenses.
Heading into this matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 15 of Philadelphia’s 35 games, leading to a winning percentage of 73%. So far, the Detroit Pistons have played 58 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 58 times, by an average margin of -12.0 points.
Heading into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Philadelphia picked up a 109-98 win.
How the Public is Betting the 76ers vs Pistons
67% are betting the Pistons against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 222.5
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Betting Trends Worth Noting
- 76ers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Pistons are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Pistons are 15-2 ATS in their last 17 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
The Philadelphia 76ers look to get back on track after dropping two straight games. After briefly holding the lead in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers are now tied with Boston for the 3rd seed. However, Philly has an excellent chance to get back in the win column with a matchup vs. Detroit. Over the Pistons’ last 10 games, they have just 2 victories. But, throughout the season, Detroit has been a good bet vs. the spread. Look for the Sixers to pick up the road win but for the Pistons to cover.
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