The Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons both had chances to get wins the last time out and blew it. The 76ers likely lost the opportunity to get the top seed in the conference, while the Pistons failed to get a win for their ego.
Both teams are better than their record over the last few games. Which one will be able to get a win to prove it tonight?
Here are the odds for the matchup via WynnBET.
76ers vs. Pistons Odds, Spread and Total
- Sixers: -10.5 (-110)
- Pistons: +10.5 (-110)
- Sixers: -575
- Pistons: +425
- 222.5 (Over: -110/Under: -110)
76ers vs. Pistons Prediction and Pick
The 76ers were up big on the Bucks and weren't able to close it out, but that's because Giannis Antetokounmpo turned it up and brought them back. They still looked great throughout the game, showing they have the potential to go head-to-head with any team. The loss means they likely won't be the No. 1 seed, but they still have seeding to fight for. They will show up to play tonight.
Detroit nearly beat the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and have been playing well as of late, but have a entirely different beast to defend tonight. Embiid and Harden will not only put the pressure on their defense, but also on the official's whistle.
The Pistons have a chance because of their defense, which is No. 3 in defensive rating over the last 5 games. Despite the high ranking, they still are 14th in the league in net rating. The Sixers are 8th in net rating across that span and need to send a message tonight.
I'm expecting a big free throw game from Embiid and Harden and a big win to go along with it.
Lean: Sixers -10.5 (-110)
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