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

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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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
76ers-11-105-115221.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotal76ers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Pelicans109-107 PHIYesHome-16.5237.5-30001300Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/5/2021Rockets135-115 PHIYesAway-17.5248.5-100002800Regular SeasonYesOver
5/3/2021Bulls106-94 PHIYesAway-20.5202.5-100003300Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/2/2021Spurs113-111 PHIYesAway-1.5234.5100-120Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/30/2021Hawks126-104 PHIYesHome-17.5219.5-30001300Regular SeasonYesOver
76ers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-37-35-5-0223.7116.1107.6+0.436.2%

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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPistons MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/6/2021Grizzlies111-97 DETNoHome+1.5208.5100-120Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/4/2021Hornets102-99 CHANoHome+6.5208.5280-350Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/3/2021Magic119-112 ORLYesHome-8.5239.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Hornets107-94 CHANoAway+17.5206.51250-3000Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/29/2021Mavericks115-105 DALNoHome+3.5218.5--Regular SeasonNoOver
Pistons Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-75-53-7-0212.6104.7107.9+0.832.6%

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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