Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons 10/26/2019 Odds, Picks and Preview
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons 10/26/2019 After blowing out their fierce Atlantic Division rival in the season-opener the Philadelphia 76ers will travel to Michigan to take on the ground-and-pound Detroit Pistons on Saturday at Little Ceasars Arena. The Sixers will be looking for another statement win after smothering the Boston Celtics 107-93 on Wednesday. The Pistons, on the other hand, want to stay above .500 following a 117-100 loss to Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks. Legal betting sites picked the Sixers to win by at least five points but with the way Andre Drummond and Derrick Rose are playing the Pistons can certainly make things interesting down the stretch.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons 10/26/2019
Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons 10/26/2019 Betting Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Sixers finally showed to the basketball world how potent their tall bulky lineup can be after demolishing the Celtics at Wells Fargo Arena. Despite shooting 7-of-29 from beyond the arc Philadelphia dominated the battles in the paint scoring 58 points in the shaded lane and grabbing 62 rebounds. Ben Simmons starred in the season-opener with 24 points 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Starters Joel Embiid (15 points and 13 rebounds) Al Horford (16 points) Josh Richardson (17 points) and Tobias Harris (15 points) also scored in double-figures in the game.
Players to Watch: Ben Simmons (24 PPG 8 RPG 9 APG) Josh Richardson (17 PPG 6 RPG 2 APG) and Al Horford ( 16 PPG 2 RPG 3 APG)
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Pistons split their first two games winning over much favored Indiana and losing to the underdog Hawks in the next game. Without Blake Griffin (hamstring) consistency is going to be an issue for Detroit over the next few games on their schedule. After racking up a 30-20 game Drummond finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Derrick Rose though continued his hot form firing for 27 points to lead the charge against the Hawks.
Players to Watch: Andre Drummond (26.5 PPG 17.5 RPG 2 APG) Derrick Rose (22.5 PPG 2 RPG 6 RPG) and Luke Kennard (21.5 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.5 APG)
Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons 10/26/2019 Betting Numbers
Philadelphia is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Joel Embiid – Questionable (Ankle)
Blake Griffin – OUT (Hamstring)
Reggie Jackson – Questionable (Back)
Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
The Sixers dominated the last 10 head-to-head meetings with the Pistons sporting a 7-3 record while averaging 111 points on 46 percent FG shooting. The Pistons averaged 106 points on 44 percent FG shooting in those games.
Moneyline: The Sixers were already the favorites to win this game even before the Pistons learned they are going to miss Blake Griffin for quite some time. But now that Detroit will be playing without their star forward expect Philadelphia to score a blowout win at Little Ceasars Arena.
ATS: Philadelphia is also 7-3 against the spread in 10 meetings with the Pistons. Barring a mega explosion from Drummond or Rose I see the Sixers cruising to a double-digit lead.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 220.5 points. The Pistons averaged 119 points over their first two games while the Sixers scored 107 against the Celtics. We all know that Philadelphia is going to be terrific defensively all season long. And because of that, I say the Pistons will just score below their scoring average preventing the game from exceeding the O/U Total
Score Prediction: 110-95 Sixers