Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Detroit Pistons will battle the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference competition at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET. Detroit snapped a four-game losing streak after a 111-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in their recent duel on Thursday. The Pistons stayed in 15th place (eliminated from Playoff) at 20-47 in the Eastern Conference with 26 games behind and ranked 5th in the Central Division with 23 games behind and a 0.299 team percentage. Point Guard Corey Joseph and SG/SF Wayne Ellington scored 18 points each while Joseph distributed 11 assists to complete his double-double scoring in leading Detroit. Center Isaiah Stewart notched 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the winning effort for the Pistons.

Detroit outscored the Memphis Grizzlies with 53.0% (44/83) to 42.7% (38/89) field-goal shooting, connected 39.3% (11/28) from the three-point range, made 12 of 14 (85.7%) tries from the free-throw line, and scored a total of 62 points in the paint. The Pistons pulled down a total of 39 boards with 5 coming from the offensive end with a total of 24 assists in the win. The Detroit Pistons rejected 6 attempted shots with 9 steals and gave up 11 turnovers in the winning effort. Detroit committed a total of 18 personal fouls in the process.    

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Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 5/8/2021

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this duel after winning seven games in a row including a 109-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia remained in the lead at 46-21 (clinched Playoff Berth) in the Eastern Conference with 3 games ahead of the Bucks and ranked 1st in the Atlantic Division with a team percentage of 0.687. Center Joel Embiid scored a double-double of 37 points and 13 rebounds in leading the 76ers. PF Tobias Harris chipped in 17 points while SG Seth Curry added 16 and PG Ben Simmons made 10 assists in the win.

Philadelphia dominated the New Orleans Pelicans with 38 of 85 (44.7%) shooting attempts from the field, the team scored better from the long-range with 15 of 35 (42.9%) tries, knocked down 18 of 22 (81.8%) attempted shots from the charity stripe, and made a total of 34 points in the paint. The 76ers hauled down 41 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds with a total of 27 assists in the victory. The Philadelphia 76ers denied 6 shot attempts with 5 steals but wasted 15 turnovers in the process. Philadelphia recorded a total of 19 personal fouls in the game.      

Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA Pick for this game is Philadelphia -10.5. The Pistons ranked 26th on the offense and 11th on defense while the 76ers ranked 12th on the offense and 6th on defense in the nation. Both teams won their recent outings but Philadelphia is still the stronger team here on both sides of the court. The 76ers will bag their 8th straight victories at home on Saturday. Final score prediction, Philadelphia 76ers will win at 117-107.

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Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

TV: NBCSPH

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -10.5

NBA Totals: 223.5

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