Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game at Wells Fargo Center. Just 2 days after meeting up in Detroit, the 76ers and Pistons clash once again in what will be their 3rd and final meeting this regular season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The absence of Joel Embiid didn’t bother the Sixers too much on Sunday as they relied on 3 players to carry the scoring load. Tyrese Maxey led the way with 23, while James Harden and Montrezl Harrell each had 20 to lead Philly to a 12 points win. The Beard finished with a triple-double, as the Sixers improved to 7-4 without their big man. Embiid has been upgraded to questionable here, but with a foot injury still bothering him it’s unlikely he will take part in tonight’s game. Philly is 12-3 SU in their last 15, 11-1 SU in their last 12 at home and a dominant 9-0 SU in their last 9 home games against the Pistons. Tyrese Maxey coming back is a huge bonus for this team, they have 3 reliable scoring options on offense now at any given time.
Speaking of scoring options, the Pistons will be without their best player and leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic who will miss tonight’s game with a calf injury. Bogey had 20 points in the loss on Sunday, his absence will be felt tonight as he averages over 20 per game for Detroit this season. Marvin Bagley III and Cade Cunningham also remain out, the Pistons have just 3 wins in their last 20 games vs Eastern Conference opponents. This team doesn’t have much going for itself at the moment, even covering the spread has been a tough ask for them. They’ve done so just 3 times in their last 11 games, against Philadelphia they’re only 2-13 SU in the last 15 meetings. With only the 29th defensive and 26th offensive efficiency, the Pistons fans aren’t hoping for much in tonight’s game.
Philly has won both meetings earlier this season by more than 10 points, which is tonight’s spread. That trend should continue here as well, with the Pistons missing their best player and Philly potentially getting Embiid back. Take the Sixers with confidence.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Predictions & Odds
Even though we saw 234 points in the game on Sunday, I believe tonight’s game will go in a slightly different direction, especially if Embiid plays. The Sixers have to slow the pace down to get their big man involved on a consistent basis, that happened in the 1st meeting of the season where only 206 points were scored between the two teams.
The Pistons managed only 93 points in the game, I can see them finishing under 100 points tonight again without the services of Bojan Bogdanovic at their disposal. Philadelphia takes a lot of pride in playing defense, they rank 3rd in defensive efficiency allowing just 107.8 points per 100 possessions this season. I think the projected total at 229.5 points is a bit too high for these two teams, so let’s go with the under.