Philadelphia 76ers (2-1) vs Detroit Pistons (2-0)Date : 10/23/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Little Caesars Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
The Pistons will welcome the Phillies to Little Caesars Arena, the Pistons are coming off a win against the Bulls that ended in an Ish Smith game-winner while coming off a one-point win over the Magic. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Philadelphia 76ers's Latest Performance :
The Phillies are coming off a game winner of their own as JJ Redick caught fire in the last game nailing eight three-pointers scoring 31 points. He is a very important player for the Sixers, whether he starts or not. His presence changed the game immediately. Ben Simmons still remains questionable for this game because of his back. With Simmons being out T.J. McConnell will get to run the Phillies offense in 25 minutes played he was able to score eight points grab four boards and dished out four assists. Joel Emiid continued his dominance to start off the season as he scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He will be looking forward going up against Blake Griffin. After years of rebuilding the Phillies are looking like a playoffs team that can be contenders for years to come.
Player to watch: Joel Emiid, he will take charge of the Phillies offense as he will demand the ball and be very active in the post against the Pistons. If Joel gets it going early it will open up shots on the perimeter.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons couldn’t ask for a better start as they are still undefeated to start off their season. Playing against the Phillies will be their biggest challenge yet. They are looking to go 3-0 for the second time in four years. Blake Griffin was dominant in his last time out he scored 33 points with 12 rebounds, five assists, no turnovers, and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes. He will be looking to replicate this stat line against the Phillies. He is the heart of the Pistons offense. It will be great to see when he gets matched up with Emiid. The Pistons are still not sure whether Drummond will be ready to go on Tuesday. Coach Dwane Casey loves playing two-PG lineups, which benefits Ish Smith’s playing time. Ish is coming off a game-winner against the Bulls in his last time out.
Player to watch: Blake Griffin, with Drummond being out sick this means the offense will have to rely on Blake. He is will be going up against the Emiid as he will do all he can to beat the Phillies at home and remain undefeated.
How Philadelphia 76ers & Detroit Pistons Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
76ers are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 2 days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: Detroit Pistons 1.5
My reason for the pick :
The Pistons will remain undefeated to start the season as they will beat out the Phillies at home. You will start to see Coach Casey influence on the team. Griffin will have a great game as he is still looking to bounce back after his injury and lead this Pistons team to the playoffs after failing to so in his first year with the team. For the Phillies, they will miss Simmons presence on the floor as the Phillies offense will be stagnant without Ben running the offense.
Betting trends for Philadelphia 76ers:
- 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.