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Philadelphia @ Detroit

Current Records: Philadelphia 11-5; Detroit 3-12

What to Know

The Detroit Pistons haven't won a matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers since Oct. 23 of 2018, but they'll be looking to end the drought Saturday. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, Detroit now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

The Pistons were just a bucket short of a win on Friday and fell 103-102 to the Houston Rockets. The contest was as close as the oddsmakers predicted, but Detroit had been the slight favorite coming in. A silver lining for them was the play of shooting guard Delon Wright, who had 18 points along with six boards.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the game between Philadelphia and the Boston Celtics on Friday was still a pretty decisive one as the Sixers wrapped it up with a 122-110 victory at home. It was another big night for Philadelphia's center Joel Embiid, who dropped a double-double on 38 points and 11 rebounds.

Detroit is now 3-12 while the Sixers sit at 11-5. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Pistons have only been able to knock down 42.50% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. To make matters even worse for Detroit, the 76ers have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44%, which places them third in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in the Sixers' favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Little Caesars Arena -- Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: Fox Sports - Detroit
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The 76ers are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Series History

Philadelphia have won 11 out of their last 18 games against Detroit.

  • Mar 11, 2020 - Philadelphia 124 vs. Detroit 106
  • Dec 23, 2019 - Philadelphia 125 vs. Detroit 109
  • Oct 26, 2019 - Philadelphia 117 vs. Detroit 111
  • Dec 10, 2018 - Philadelphia 116 vs. Detroit 102
  • Dec 07, 2018 - Philadelphia 117 vs. Detroit 111
  • Nov 03, 2018 - Philadelphia 109 vs. Detroit 99
  • Oct 23, 2018 - Detroit 133 vs. Philadelphia 132
  • Apr 04, 2018 - Philadelphia 115 vs. Detroit 108
  • Jan 05, 2018 - Philadelphia 114 vs. Detroit 78
  • Dec 02, 2017 - Philadelphia 108 vs. Detroit 103
  • Oct 23, 2017 - Philadelphia 97 vs. Detroit 86
  • Mar 04, 2017 - Detroit 136 vs. Philadelphia 106
  • Feb 06, 2017 - Detroit 113 vs. Philadelphia 96
  • Dec 11, 2016 - Philadelphia 97 vs. Detroit 79
  • Mar 12, 2016 - Detroit 125 vs. Philadelphia 111
  • Feb 24, 2016 - Detroit 111 vs. Philadelphia 91
  • Jan 27, 2016 - Detroit 110 vs. Philadelphia 97
  • Dec 11, 2015 - Detroit 107 vs. Philadelphia 95