Pistons vs 76ers Prediction - NBA Picks 12/15/23

Philadelphia 76ers (15-7) vs Detroit Pistons (2-21)

Game Info: Friday, December 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -16.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons invade the Wells Fargo Center to do battle with the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Here's a Pistons vs 76ers prediction.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have been absolutely ice-cold lately as they are now looking to put an end to a 21-game losing streak after getting routed by the 76ers in a 129-111 loss on Wednesday. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 33 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Cade Cunningham added 21 points with seven assists on five of 17 shooting while Ausar Thompson chipped in with 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Pistons shot just 44 percent from the field and 10 of 33 from the 3-point line, but they were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing 39 points in the first quarter which had them trailing by double-digits for almost the entire game. The Pistons have the worst record (2-22) in the entire NBA but are only a win behind the Washington Wizards.

Detroit Pistons Player Facts

  • Cade Cunningham ranks 6th amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.3) this season.
  • Ausar Thompson ranks 3rd amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (8.4) this season.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are starting to heat up again as they've won six of their last eight games and they will be eager to build on their current four-game win streak after blowing past the Pistons on Wednesday. Joel Embiid led the team with 41 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Tobias Harris added 21 points on seven of 10 shooting while Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in with 17 points on seven of nine shooting off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 51 percent from the field and 11 of 30 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 39 points in the first quarter to take the early lead which ballooned to 30 points in the third quarter before they started to rest some starters early. The Sixers are 17-6 and are in the 3rd place in the East with the same record as the Orlando Magic.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Joel Embiid ranks 1st amongst qualified players for points per game (33.8) this season.
  • Nicolas Batum ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for 3P% (49.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+9.2).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for free throws made per game this season (24.1).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for Q4 win percentage this season (25.0%).
  • The Pistons rank 29th in the league for turnovers per game this season (16.7).

Pistons vs 76ers prediction

The Pistons needed to get off to a flyer to put early pressure on the 76ers on Wednesday, but we didn't see much of that in Wednesday's encounter. The 76ers were able to storm out to an early lead and they just kept building on it methodically and without much stress. The line is massive for this one, but it's no surprise at all given that we're only talking about the margin of victory in this one. This is a spread I'd rather stay away from, but if I had to choose, I'd rather go with the 76ers to make it a blowout at home.

 

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -16.5

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