Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 8, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2.31 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers (46-21) are heavily favored (-11) to extend a seven-game winning streak when they host the Detroit Pistons (20-47) at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center. The matchup airs on NBCS-PH. The matchup's over/under is set at 221.5.

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76ers vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
76ers -11 -105 -115 221.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Philadelphia's matchups this season, the 76ers and their opponents have exceeded Saturday's point total of 221.5 points 33 times (49.3% of opportunities).
  • In Detroit's games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday's matchup over/under in 27 out of 67 matchups (40.3%).
  • The total for the matchup of 221.5 is 0.6 points more than the combined points per game averages for the 76ers (113.8 points per game) and the Pistons (107.1 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 219.2 points per game, 2.3 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for 76ers games is 222.1 points, 0.6 more than the over/under of 221.5 points for this contest.
  • Pistons' games have an over/under of 218 points this season, 3.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

76ers Betting Data

  • Philadelphia has a winning record against the spread this year, going 36-28 ATS.
  • The 76ers have fared well as an 11-point favorite, going 6-5 against the spread when favored by at least 11 points.
  • Philadelphia has gone over the point total less than half of the time, in 30 of 64 games (46.9%).

76ers Key Players

  • Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in points and rebounds. He contributes 29.2 points per game while adding 10.8 rebounds.
  • The squad is led in assists by Ben Simmons' 6.9 per game.
  • Danny Green hits 2.5 threes per game to lead the 76ers.
  • Philadelphia's blocks leader is Embiid, who records 1.4 per game. Matisse Thybulle leads the team averaging 1.6 steals a contest.

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76ers Last 10 Games

76ers Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total 76ers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Pelicans 109-107 PHI Yes Home -16.5 237.5 -3000 1300 Regular Season No Under
5/5/2021 Rockets 135-115 PHI Yes Away -17.5 248.5 -10000 2800 Regular Season Yes Over
5/3/2021 Bulls 106-94 PHI Yes Away -20.5 202.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season No Under
5/2/2021 Spurs 113-111 PHI Yes Away -1.5 234.5 100 -120 Regular Season Yes Under
4/30/2021 Hawks 126-104 PHI Yes Home -17.5 219.5 -3000 1300 Regular Season Yes Over
76ers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 7-3 5-5-0 223.7 116.1 107.6 +0.4 36.2%

76ers Injuries

76ers: Furkan Korkmaz: Out (Ankle)

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Pistons Betting Data

  • Detroit has a 37-27 record against the spread, covering in 57.8% of their outings.
  • In the majority of Detroit's games this season, the teams have not hit the over (29 out of 64 games, 45.3%).

Pistons Key Players

  • Jerami Grant sits at the top of the Pistons scoring leaderboard with 22.5 points per game. He also collects 4.6 rebounds and averages 2.8 assists per game.
  • Mason Plumlee puts up a stat line of 9.3 rebounds, 10.3 points and 3.6 assists per game for Detroit to take the top rebound spot on the team. Killian Hayes holds the top spot for assists with 5.0 per game, adding 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per matchup.
  • Wayne Ellington is consistent from deep and leads the Pistons with 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Hayes (1.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Detroit while Isaiah Stewart (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Pistons Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Pistons Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/6/2021 Grizzlies 111-97 DET No Home +1.5 208.5 100 -120 Regular Season Yes Under
5/4/2021 Hornets 102-99 CHA No Home +6.5 208.5 280 -350 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Magic 119-112 ORL Yes Home -8.5 239.5 - - Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Hornets 107-94 CHA No Away +17.5 206.5 1250 -3000 Regular Season Yes Under
4/29/2021 Mavericks 115-105 DAL No Home +3.5 218.5 - - Regular Season No Over
Pistons Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 5-5 3-7-0 212.6 104.7 107.9 +0.8 32.6%

Pistons Injuries

Pistons: Josh Jackson: Out (Tooth), Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow), Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee), Jerami Grant: Day To Day (Knee), Cory Joseph: Day To Day (Ankle), Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Calves), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Personal)

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