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Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons odds, picks and best bets - WSTale.com
23rd December, 22:59The Philadelphia 76ers (21-10) visit the Detroit Pistons (11-19) Monday at Little Caesars Arena for a 7 p.m. tip-off. We analyze the 76ers-Pistons odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.
NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full set of today's betting odds. Odds last updated at 3:00 p.m. ET.
76ers 118, Pistons 104
The 76ers (-303) are going to win comfortably over the grossly undermanned Pistons (+230). Philadelphia is coming off a 125-108 victory over the Washington Wizards Saturday, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Detroit has dropped four straight games over which time they've had four different leading scorers as a result of the rash of injuries. The Sixers are just 6-8 on the road; the Pistons are a meager 7-9 on home court.
The 76ers claimed a 117-111 victory in the first meeting of the year between the two sides Oct. 26. SF Tobias Harris led the way with 29 points. While we like the Sixers to win, we'll PASS on this bet as it's just too much chalk to swallow. A $10 bet returns a profit of $3.30 with a simple outright win.
The spread is where we'll use the Pistons' injuries to our advantage and back the SIXERS (-6.5, -120). Philadelphia is just 13-15 against the spread overall and 5-8 on the road while Detroit is 11-18 ATS overall and 7-8 at home. The Pistons haven't been able to stay within 11 points in any of their four recent losses and the 76ers will need to win by just 7 points for a $10 bet to return a profit of $8.30.
The O/U is off the board as of publication. Philadelphia is 15-15-1 against the Over/Under on the year while Detroit is 16-14-0. There will be plenty of room for the Sixers to operate at the offensive end of the floor.
Esten's NBA betting record: 115-77
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