Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds & Free NBA Pick: April 29th
Free NBA Pick: Philadelphia 76ers @ Detroit Pistons u178.0 (-110)
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The Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers have gone Under in three of the first four games of this series, and we expect more of the same tonight. The Pistons seem to play best defensively when their backs are against the wall, and after losing the first and third game of this series, they responded by holding Philadelphia to 84 and 88 respectively in the following games. In fact, the Under is 6-2 in Detroit’s last eight games overall, and all six of those Under saw less than 178 points scored. Then again, this is nothing new for this team with loads of post-season experience. The Pistons have now played 112 playoff games since 2003, with the Under going 63-46-3, 57.8 percent and those contests averaging just 175.0 points. The Sixers blew a chance to take control of this series when they blew a 10-point halftime lead in Game 4 and were in fact dominated in the second half. Philadelphia’s youth and playoff inexperience may have benefitted them earlier in the series, but those things are now a detriment in crunch time. The 76ers are averaging 89.3 points per game over the first four games, and we don’t think they will reach even that modest number now that the Detroit defense has gotten its wake-up call. Look for this game to top out in the low 170’s, with a final in the 160s more likely.
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