The Philadelphia 76ers (23-15) visit the Detroit Pistons (11-31), with the matchup tipping off at 3:00 PM ET from Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, January 8, 2023. The 76ers are 5.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup has a 229.5 point total.
How to bet 76ers vs. Pistons
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the 76ers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -218 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +181 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.
76ers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
- Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Arena: Little Caesars Arena
76ers vs. Pistons Betting Trends
The 76ers have played 38 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Philadelphia has been the favorite in 26 games this season and has come away with the win 17 times (65.4%) in those contests. 76ers games this year have gone over the point total 21 times in 42 opportunities (50%).
The Pistons are 20-21-1 against the spread this year. Detroit has won 10 of the 40 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (25%). Pistons games this year have gone over the total in 25 of 42 opportunities (59.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
76ers: PJ Tucker: Out (Illness), Joel Embiid: Out (Foot)
Pistons: Jalen Duren: Questionable (Ankle), Marvin Bagley: Out (Hand), Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia owns a top-five defense this year, ranking third-best in the league with 109.2 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 17th with 112.6 points scored per contest. Offensively the 76ers have performed better at home this year, scoring 113.4 points per game, compared to 111.5 per game in road games. The 76ers have been scoring 115.8 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 112.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
With a 38.3% three-point percentage this season, Philadelphia ranks third-best in the NBA. It ranks ninth in the league by draining 12.8 three-pointers per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the 76ers have taken 60.3% two-pointers (accounting for 68.1% of the team’s buckets) and 39.7% three-pointers (31.9%).
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
Offensively Detroit is the 24th-ranked squad in the league (111.8 points per game). On defense it is second-worst (119.0 points allowed per game). At home, the Pistons score 113.7 points per game. Away, they score 110.3. The Pistons are scoring 113.2 points per game over their past 10 games, which is 1.4 more than their average for the season (111.8).
At 11.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.5% from downtown, Detroit is 17th and 17th in the league, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Pistons have taken 37.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.6% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 70.4% have been 2-pointers.
76ers vs. Pistons Predictions and Pick
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