Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers are now the best team in the NBA Eastern Conference and will hope to hold on for a few games to lock it up. They will be facing the Detroit Pistons next and both teams are set to meet this Saturday, May 8 at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The game will be shown on television through NBC Sports Philadelphia and Bally Sports DET+ at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass will also feature the match through their online live streaming platform. The Philadelphia 76ers are determined to get the best record in the East and NBA odds see them winning this game against the conference’s worst Detroit Pistons.
Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021
Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 Betting Odds
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Detroit Pistons were able to snap their four-game losing streak with an upset victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, 111-97. Cory Joseph was the best player on the Pistons roster as the veteran point guard tallied 18 points, 11 assists and three steals. Wayne Ellington came up with 18 points of his own from the bench and all came from three-pointers. Isaiah Stewart had 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks as the team’s starting center while Sekou Doumbouya did 14. Rookie Saddiq Bey had a good night with 14 points, six rebounds and two assists.
Players to watch: J. Grant SF 53 GP 53 GS 34.1 MIN 22.5 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 2.8 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 17.07 PER
J. Jackson SG 59 GP 23 GS 25.1 MIN 13.4 PTS 0.9 OR 3.1 DR 4 REB 2.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 2.8 PF 1 AST/TO 12.2 PER
C. Joseph PG 17 GP 9 GS 26.5 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.5 OR 2.6 DR 3.1 REB 5.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 2.1 PF 3.3 AST/TO 18.57 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers had to tackle the New Orleans Pelicans during their last game with the final score at 109-107. The game was surprisingly close with the Pelicans playing without Zion Williamson. Joel Embiid carried the team and solidified his MVP chances finishing with 37 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks. Tobias Harris also made it well doing 17 points while Ben Simmons contributed across the board with eight points, ten assists, nine rebounds and two steals. Seth Curry dropped four three-pointers finishing the game with 16 points along with six rebounds and five assists.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 47 GP 47 GS 31.5 MIN 29.1 PTS 2.3 OR 8.4 DR 10.8 REB 2.9 AST 1 STL 1.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 30.7 PER
T. Harris PF 57 GP 57 GS 32.6 MIN 19.6 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 3.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.8 TO 2 PF 2 AST/TO 20.4 PER
B. Simmons PG 54 GP 54 GS 32.5 MIN 14.4 PTS 1.6 OR 5.7 DR 7.3 REB 6.8 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3.1 TO 2.9 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.38 PER.
Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games.
Philadelphia are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Wayne Ellington SF Calf is “?” Saturday vs Philadelphia
Seth Curry PG Hip is “?” Saturday vs Detroit
Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Detroit Pistons are just cruising through the season while the Philadelphia 76ers are out to compete and make a run for the championship. The Sixers according to online betting will be taking this victory on a wide margin.
Moneyline: The Pistons are given an ML of +525 if they pull an upset victory while the Sixers are at -750.
ATS: It is a wide 10.5 points across the spread with the Sixers sitting at the -10.5 while the Pistons are on the far side with +10.5.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to reach is 223.5 with the Pistons going over and the Sixers are under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 99, Sixers