The Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers square off in an Eastern Conference matchup on Monday at the Wells Fargo Arena in the City of Brotherly Love.

These teams are fresh off a showdown last Friday in Detroit where the Sixers came out victorious 117-111. Incidentally, that stands as the Sixers’ most recent game. Meanwhile, the Pistons played on more game after that and they suffered another loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.

Slumping Pistons

The Detroit Pistons were among the Eastern Conference’s Top teams at 13-7 last week but they’ve suffered four straight losses to fall to 13-11 on the season. On Sunday, Detroit dropped a 108-116 decision to the visiting New Orleans Pelicans despite 35 points from Blake Griffin and 23 points plus 19 rebounds from Andre Drummond.

One of the reasons why Detroit is struggling right now is because they are playing without Ish Smith, Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock. Smith was recently declared out for three to six weeks with a groin injury while Bullock has missed the last two games with an ankle issue. Meanwhile, Johnson is day to day with an ankle injury and has missed the last two games as well. These three rotation players average close to 30 points per game this season.

What’re the Odds?

Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/10/18
Moneyline Odds: Pistons +265, Sixers -330
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 12/10/18


Embiid Not Happy?

With Jimmy Butler in town, the Philadelphia 76ers have been on a roll. Philadelphia has won 10 out of 13 games since Butler has arrived and the Sixers are looking for their sixth win in seven games against the Pistons They also look to close out their season series as Philly is 2-1 up on Detroit right now heading to Monday’s game. But while the Sixers have found the winning formula, not everybody is happy.

Center Joel Embiid recently expressed his frustration about his role in the team since Butler’s arrival. Embiid said that since he and Butler have a penchant going to the basket, most of his plays with Butler around are coming from the perimeter. As a result, Embiid has shot 9-30 in his last two games and mat not be happy with how things are being run with Butler around. Embiid missed Saturday’s practice but with a migraine and the Sixers hope he can play against the Pistons who have a formidable frontline of Griffin and Drummond.

Who Wins?

The Sixers and Pistons have played a total of 373 times during the NBA regular season with the Sixers holding the lead in the all-time series 217 to 156. Philly has won six out of the last seven meetings between these two teams, including the last two and two out of three this season. The 76ers have also won three out of the last four meetings in the City of Brotherly Love.

Detroit is 1-4 SU in their last five games played and are 4-5 SU in nine road games played so far this season. Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last five games played and are an unbreakable 13-1 SU in 14 home games this season. Head to head, the Sixers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 meetings against the Pistons.

When you talk about form, the Sixers are playing much better basketball recently. The Pistons are slumping and they are missing key players due to injury. Detroit has averaged just 98.5 points per game in their last four games, all losses and have missed scoring 100 points in half of those games. The Sixers have won four of five and have held their opponents to under 100 points in three of their four wins during that period.

The only concern for the Sixers here is if Embiid does not play but if it was just indeed a migraine that caused him to miss Saturday’s practice, then it’s not problem at all. However, if it’s an issue more than that, then it could be a cause for worry. Embiid has been the main reason for the Sixers’ renaissance and if he’s not happy, that’s a problem.

Betting Prediction

Issue aside, the Sixers have lost just once at home this season and I don’t think they will have a problem with an undermanned Detroit team on Monday.

We’re picking the Philadelphia 76ers to beat the Detroit Pistons on 12/10/18.

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Other Bets To Make

The Pistons are 12-11 ATS in 23 games played this season and Detroit is 6-3 ATS in nine road games played so far. The Sixers are 12-15 ATS in 27 games this season and Philly is 8-6 ATS in 14 home games played so far. Head to head, the Sixers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Pistons.

What’re the Odds?

Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/10/18
Moneyline Odds: Pistons +7 (-109), Sixers -8 (-109)
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 12/10/18


Betting Prediction

The Sixers are 28-13 ATS in their last 41 home games played and are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games on two days rest. The are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games but are only 1-6 in their last seven meetings against the Sixers. Philly is playing well right now and the Pistons don’t have enough manpower to topple the home team here.

Prediction: Sixers -7

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The total has gone over in 12 out of the 23 games played by the Pistons and the over is also 5-4 in Detroit’s nine road games played so far. The total has also gone over in 16 out of the 27 games played by the Sixers and the over has hit in eight out of 14 home games for Philly.

What’re the Odds?

Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/10/18
Over/Under Odds: Over 222 -109, Under 222 -109
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 12/10/18


Betting Prediction

The under is 4-1 in the Sixers’ last five games overall as they’ve turned up the defense lately. The under is 4-1 in the Pistons last five games because of the injuries they’ve suffered.

Prediction: Under 222

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