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Pistons Vs 76ers Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Predictions, TV, Injuries | NBA 10/23/18

Published on October 22, 2018 at 1:59 PM EDT

Updated on October 22, 2018 at 2:11 PM EDT

Home Team: Detroit Pistons
Away Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Location: Detroit, MI
Arena: Little Caesars Arena
When is Game Time? 7:00 PM ET – 10/23/2018
Where can I listen on the Radio? 97.1 FM The Ticket and 97.5 The Fanatic

Game Preview Notes

The Philadelphia 76ers (2-1) go on the road to take on the Detroit Pistons (2-0) on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET. These two teams will meet up for the first time since April 4th 2018, a 115-108 Philadelphia 76ers victory (Sixers win 12th straight; Pistons eliminated).


Detroit Pistons Preview

Detroit will attempt to build on their two game winning-streak after winning against the Chicago Bulls, 118-116. They enter this contest with a 2-0 record in their last ten games and are 1-0 in their last ten home games.

In the Pistons’ last game against the Bulls, Blake Griffin played outstanding basketball with a double-double and scored 57.9 fantasy points. He contributed with thirty-three points, twelve rebounds, five assists and one block with zero turnovers in 34 minutes. Griffin made 52.2% of his attempts from the field, scoring on 12-of-23 shots (4/6 on free throws, 5/7 from three-point range). His player efficiency rating was 43 in this matchup, and he shot a 64.4% true-shooting percentage. Defensively, he achieved a rating of 110.8 and hit a 150.3 offensive rating.

Pistons Betting Trends

In the last 2 games, the Pistons have gone 2-0 with an average point differential of 2.5. Against the spread, their record is 0-2, with an average pre-game line of -4.3 and an average -1.8 against the spread.

They have beat the Over/Under 1 times in this two-week span, while falling under 1 times. The Pistons’ Over/Under lines have averaged 214.3 in the past two weeks and their games have resulted in an Over/Under average of 4.3.

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Philadelphia 76ers Preview

Philadelphia will attempt to build on their two game winning-streak after winning against the Orlando Magic, 116-115. They enter this contest with a 2-1 record in their last ten games and are 0-1 in their last ten away games.

Joel Embiid was marvelous with a double-double in his last game, against the Magic. In 33 minutes, he collected thirty-two points, ten rebounds and three assists with zero turnovers, on his way to 48.5 fantasy points. Embiid shot 13 for 26 in the game, hitting 50% of his attempts from the field (3/4 on free throws, 3/5 from three-point range). He had a player efficiency rating of 30 in this matchup, a defensive rating of 116.8, an offensive rating totaling 127.8 and shot a 57.6% true-shooting percentage.

76ers Betting Trends

In the last two weeks, the 76ers have played 3 games. In that time, their straight up record is 2-1 with a 0.7 average point differential. Their record against the spread is 1-2, with an average pre-game line of -6.7 and an ATS average result of -6.

Their games have topped the Over/Under 2 times, falling under 1 times. The Over/Under lines have averaged 215.5 in the past two weeks and their games have resulted in an Over/Under average of 3.8.

Season Series & Upcoming Games

The next time that these two teams will meet will be on Friday, November 2nd, in Philadelphia. The game is scheduled to air on NBCS-PH. Detroit faces the Cleveland Cavaliers in their next game on Wednesday, October 24th on FS-DET. Philadelphia’s next game is on Wednesday, October 24th against the Milwaukee Bucks on ESPN.

Pistons Star Watch

Blake Griffin is the leader for the Detroit Pistons, with averages of 50.8 fantasy points per night. In 34.5 minutes a game, he has averages of 29.5 points, 10 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.5 blocks and 3 threes with 0.5 turnovers. Andre Drummond has performed well, averaging 38.8 fantasy points per game. In 28 minutes a game, Drummond scores 17 points, 16.5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 0.5 threes with 2.5 turnovers.

76ers Star Watch

Joel Embiid is the top player for the Philadelphia 76ers with 50.8 fantasy points per night. Embiid has a season stat line of 28.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals, 2 blocks and 1.3 threes with 2.3 turnovers, in 34.3 minutes a game. Ben Simmons has been excellent as well. In 28 minutes per game, Simmons has averaged 12 points, 9.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks with 2 turnovers, adding up to a total 41.7 fantasy points per game.

Pistons Injuries

76ers Injuries

  • VS
  • 110.5 108.0 42% 38% 82% 47.5 16.0 31.5 21.0 13.5 21.5 5.0 4.5
  • 110.0 109.3 45% 36% 79% 49.3 10.0 39.3 27.0 13.0 19.3 8.7 5.3

Top Fantasy Players

Blake Griffin is the top fantasy basketball player for the Pistons with a season average of 50.75 fantasy points per game. He has averaged 29.5 PTS, 10 REB, 5.5 AST, 0 STL and 0.5 BLK with 0.5 TO. Andre Drummond has an average of 38.8 fantasy points per game on the season. He’s averaging 17 PTS, 16.5 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL and 1 BLK with 2.5 TO for the 2018-2019 season.

Ben Simmons is the best player on the 76ers team from a fantasy basketball perspective, with 41.71 fantasy points per game. He’s averaged 12 PTS, 9.3 REB, 7.7 AST, 1.7 STL, 1.3 BLK and 2 TO this season.

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