You know that the NBA season is beginning to head into its final stages when you see those little x’s begin to appear beside the names of the teams at the top of the Eastern and Western Conference. Those are the teams that have already clinched a playoff spot and who are now just basically waiting to see who they will play in the opening round. As it stands right now, there are 4 teams who have officially punched their ticket into the postseason, with 3 of those teams sitting in the Eastern Conference. Of the two, it is the East that looks to be the most cut and dried, as the top 8 teams now would appear to be the ones that will be playing beyond the end of the regular season. Right now, it’s all about getting the best seeding possible, which is no easy task when you are as bruised and battered as the Philadelphia 76ers are at the moment. They may well get some relief on Wednesday night with one of their starters expected to return, but they will still need to focus against a very poor Detroit Pistons team. The Philadelphia Sixers are in as an 11-point favorite, with the point total set at 211 ½. Let’s see how the NBA odds will be for the Pistons vs 76ers.
Pistons vs 76ers 2020 NBA Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Wednesday, March 11 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
- NBA Odds: Philadephia 76ers -11 / Total 211.5
Why bet on the Detroit Pistons
It has been nothing sort of a nightmare year for the Detroit Pistons, a team that now looks as though they have totally given up on playing any sort of meaningful ball. They are heading into Philadelphia on a 4-game losing skid and a run that has seen them pick up just 1 win in their last 10. It’s not altogether surprising when you consider that this team only has 20 wins this season, which includes winning just 9 on the road. The Pistons really are in danger of dropping all the way down to the bottom of the Eastern Conference if this form continues. They are winless and have failed to cover in their last 5 games versus the 76ers, but on a positive note, they have gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 overall.
- Total Score: 107.26
- Field Goal %: 45.86
- Three Point %: 36.76
- Free Throw %: 74.43
- Total Rebounds: 41.86
- Total Score: 110.6
- Field Goal %: 47.99
- Three Point %: 36.03
- Free Throw %: 77.65
- Total Rebounds: 43.43
Why bet on the Philadelphia 76ers
Every team has to deal with injuries over the course of a season, but the Philadelphia 76ers have been hit harder than most this year. On a positive note, reports are suggesting that Joel Embiid might well be back in the lineup tonight, which is definitely good news. You do wonder just how badly they will need him here, as the 76ers are total class on home court, going 28-2 in their own building this season. They have also been totally dominant against the Detroit Pistons over the past few seasons, winning 9 of their last 10 meetings and going 9-1 ATS in those games. The 76ers are on a run of 14 straight home wins and they have covered in 4 of their last 5 home games versus Detroit.
- Total Score: 109.36
- Field Goal %: 46.42
- Three Point %: 36.06
- Free Throw %: 75.05
- Total Rebounds: 45.42
- Total Score: 107.39
- Field Goal %: 46.2
- Three Point %: 35.43
- Free Throw %: 74.32
- Total Rebounds: 42.05
Pistons vs 76ers NBA Betting Trends
- Detroit are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Detroit are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games.
- Detroit are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Philadelphia.
- Detroit are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Philadelphia.
- Detroit are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games.
- Philadelphia are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games against Detroit.
- Philadelphia are 14-0 SU in their last 14 games at home.
- Philadelphia are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit.
Pistons vs 76ers Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It is going to be interesting to see how good the 76ers are when they get back to full strength, but they should be more than good enough to win this one comfortably, even with a weaker lineup.Detroit Pistons 101 Philadelphia 76ers 119