Philly Looks to Run Over Detroit in NBA Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Normally when these two teams meet the Pistons do pretty well against the Sixers in basketball betting.

Here are some of the numbers and statistics to consider as you bet this matchup between Detroit and Philadelphia.

NBA betting trends indicate that the Pistons have won six of the last ten against Philadelphia.  They are also 6-4 against the point spread.  The teams have met three times this season and Detroit has won and covered two of the three.  The Pistons split at home, winning 88-81 but losing 104-94.  Detroit did win 90-86 at Philadelphia in early December. The Pistons have actually won three of the last five at Philly. Four of those games went under the total in NBA betting. Detroit has scored more than 100 points just once over the past 14 meetings against Philadelphia.  The Sixers have scored 100 or more just twice in the last ten meetings.

Detroit has really struggled this season in NBA betting at home and on the road. The Pistons simply can’t score enough points to be competitive on most nights. Rodney Stuckey is their leading scorer at 17 points per game. Some teams have three players who average that many points per game. The Pistons defense is just average and rarely does it win them the game.  Detroit was counting on Ben Gordon to provide offense for them this season but he has simply been a huge bust since coming over from Chicago.  The Pistons can’t even be counted on to go under the total since more often than not on the road they have gone over the total.

Philadelphia is really not much better than Detroit.  They can score a little more and they do have Iguodala but not much else. The problem with Philadelphia in NBA betting this season has been their home mark. They have been terrible against the basketball betting odds in their home games.  That is a concern in this matchup against Detroit.  Laying points with Philly is never easy to do but against a Pistons team that can’t score, it might be the way to go.  The Sixers have been going under the total a little bit so that might be the way to go with wagers in this contest.

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