Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 10/28/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Thursday, October 28, 2021
Venue:  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Where to Watch:  NBCS-PH

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Pistons +10.5, 76ers -10.5; Over/Under:  212 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Pistons +10.5, 76ers -10.5; Over/Under:  212 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Pistons +10.5, 76ers -10.5; Over/Under:  212.5 points
 

Season Record

Detroit Pistons:  0-3 (5th place, Central Division)
Philadelphia 76ers:  2-2 (4th place, Atlantic Division)
 
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Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Detroit Pistons:  lost on the road on Oct. 25 against the Atlanta Hawks 122-104.
Philadelphia 76ers:  lost on the road on Oct. 26 against the New York Knicks 112-99.
 
 
 

Detroit Pistons Analysis

The Pistons are coming into this game with a 0-3 record overall and they are 0-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. Their 3 losses came against the Chicago Bulls twice and the Hawks in their last game. They have not won a game this season yet and they do not have an easier opponent on their hands in this game. The Pistons were dominated in their last game against the Hawks falling behind early in the first quarter and they could never recover from that trailing the entire length of the game. Kelly Olynyk and Saddiq Bey both led the team in points in that game with 21 each while Olynyk had 4 assists and 6 rebounds while Bey had 3 assists and 7 rebounds. Josh Jackson had a nice game as well with 18 points himself but most of the offense for them in that game came from those 3 players. Isaiah Stewart led the team in assists in that game with 5 while he and Bey led the team in rebounds with 7 each. Their offense is averaging 91.3 PPG in their first 3 games while their defense is allowing their opponents to average 104.3 PPG against them. The Pistons opened as an 11 point underdog in their last game with that line closing around 11.5 points while the point total opened at 213 points and closed around 212.5 points. The Pistons did not cover the spread in that game as they lost by 18 points while the game went over the total with 226 total points.
 
 

Philadelphia 76ers Analysis

The 76ers are coming into this game with a 2-2 record overall and they are 2-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. Their 2 wins came against the New Orleans Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder while their 2 losses came against the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks in their last game. The 76ers actually had the lead by the end of the first quarter in their last game but they got blown out in the second quarter of that game and the lead was too much for them to overcome as they trailed into halftime and for the rest of the game in the second half as well, eventually going on to lose that game. Tobias Harris led the team in points with 23 along with 9 assists and 9 rebounds. Joel Embiid was next on the team in points but he had an awful night with 14 points, 3 assists and 6 rebounds. Harris led the team in assists in that game with 9 while he and Andre Drummond both led the team in rebounds with 9 each. Their offense is averaging 110 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 106.5 PPG against them. The 76ers opened as a 1 point underdog in their last game with that line roughly staying the same by the time it closed while the point total opened at 217.5 and closed around 217 points. They did not cover the spread in that game losing it by 13 points while the game stayed under the total with 211 total points. 
 
 

 

Pistons vs 76ers Prediction

The 76ers are coming into this game off of a loss and they will be looking to get that win back in this game. They will be at home here against one of the worst teams in the NBA this year in the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have been blown out when on the road in both of their games this season and now they will be facing their toughest opponent that they have seen on their schedule yet. They are still a team that is developing while the 76ers are a team that is ready to win games and looking to make another postseason run this year. The 76ers will bounce back big in this game so the best bet to place here is on the 76ers to cover the spread in this game.
 
Pistons 76ers Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Thursday, October 28, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is 76ers 121 Pistons 102.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Detroit Pistons: 123-90 ATS when the total is 210 to 219.5. 139-133 ATS as a road underdog of 6.5 to 12 points. 57-45 ATS in a road game where the total is 210 to 219.5. 504-490 ATS after one or more consecutive overs.

Philadelphia 76ers: 124-138 ATS when the total is 210 to 219.5. 433-451 ATS as a favorite. 313-328 ATS as a home favorite. 501-513 ATS in home games. 56-60 ATS in a home game where the total is 210 to 219.5. 330-352 ATS in the first half of the season.
 

Key Injuries

 
Detroit Pistons:  C. Smith (SF) Ques Thurs - Knee injury. C. Cunningham (PG) Ques Thurs - Ankle injury. J. Grant (SF) Ques Thurs - Elbow injury. I. Livers (PF) Early Nov - Foot injury.
Philadelphia 76ers:  G. Riller (SG) Ques Thurs - Knee injury. S. Milton (PG) Ques Thurs - Ankle injury. B. Simmons (SG) Out indefinitely - Holdout.
 

Players to Watch

 
Detroit Pistons: Saddiq Bey is one player to watch in this matchup. He leads his team in points, assists, and in rebounds per game this season. He is coming off of a game where he led the team in points and assists and he has pretty much been the biggest piece in their offense in all of their games so far. If they are to make this a close game at all he will need to play at his very best and carry the team in this one so look for him to do that here.
 
Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris is one player to watch in this contest. He leads his team in points and assists per game this season. He is coming off of a game where he led the team in points, assists and rebounds and was basically their driving force in that game that kept their offense afloat on a bad night. If Embiid has another bad shooting night then Harris will need to carry the offense once again so look for him to have a good game here.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Hopefully we start knocking some shots down soon. That's one thing we talk about. We're taking the right ones." - Josh Jackson after their loss to the Hawks in their last game.
 
 
"I mean, it's the NBA season. It happens." - Joel Embiid on his bad shooting in their last game against the Knicks.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Detroit Pistons
PG     Killian Hayes
SG     Frank Jackson
SF     Saddiq Bey
PF     Jerami Grant 
C     Isaiah Stewart
 
Philadelphia 76ers
PG     Tyrese Maxey
SG     Seth Curry
SF     Danny Green
PF     Tobias Harris
C     Joel Embiid
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Detroit Pistons
PPG: S. Bey (18)
APG: S. Bey (2.7)
Reb/G: S. Bey (10.7)
 
Philadelphia 76ers
PPG: T. Harris (20)
APG: T. Harris (5)
Reb/G: A. Drummond (12)
 
Coaches:
Detroit Pistons: Dwane Casey (4th season)
Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers (2nd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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