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Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5-8-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: May 8, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia | Bally Sports DET+
Stream: NBA League Pass

Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Detroit Pistons +10.5 (-110) 223.5 o (-110) +525
Philadelphia 76ers -10.5 (-110) 223.5 u (-110) -750
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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

Trends

Detroit Pistons

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games.
Detroit are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Detroit are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games against Philadelphia.
Pistons are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Philadelphia.
Detroit are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Detroit are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
Pistons are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia’s last 18 games.
Philadelphia are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games against Detroit.
Philadelphia are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit.
Philadelphia are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Philadelphia are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in May.

Injuries

Detroit Pistons

Wayne Ellington SF Calf is “?” Saturday vs Philadelphia
Cory Joseph PG Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Philadelphia
Mason Plumlee C Rest is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Philadelphia
Jerami Grant SF Knee is “?” Saturday vs Philadelphia
Rodney McGruder SG Elbow is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Philadelphia
Dennis Smith Jr. PG Knee is out indefinitely
Josh Jackson SF Teeth is OUT Saturday vs Philadelphia
Hamidou Diallo SG Personal is OUT Saturday vs Philadelphia
Killian Hayes PG Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Philadelphia

Philadelphia 76ers

Seth Curry PG Hip is “?” Saturday vs Detroit
Furkan Korkmaz SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Detroit
Ben Simmons PG Rest is “?” Saturday vs Detroit
Joel Embiid C Rest is “?” Saturday vs Detroit

Head-to-Head
Detroit Pistons Philadelphia 76ers
35-30-2 Against the Spread 35-28-3
30-36-1 Straight Up 31-35-0
107 Points per Game 114
111 Points Allowed per Game 108
45.13 Offensive FG% 47.72
76.3 Offensive FT% 76.39
35.35 Offensive 3PT% 37.22
47.42 Defensive FG% 45.32
75.98 Defensive FT% 75.96
36.45 Defensive 3PT% 36.34

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