NBA Playoff Betting Preview
Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers (Pistons lead 3-2)
Thursday, 8:05 pm Eastern – TNT
SBG Global Opening Line: Pistons – 5, Total 178
The Philadelphia 76ers will try and force a game seven in their series against the Detroit Pistons with a win on Thursday night. It may not be easy considering the 76ers have not played well in the last two games. They collapsed in game #4 and were routed in game five. “I’ve believed in my players the whole season long and I’m not going to not believe in them now,” Philadelphia head coach Maurice Cheeks said. “We’ve done it before and we’ve been able to come back.”
SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Pistons on the Road.
Detroit does not want to let up and give the 76ers any hope. “You want to take care of things as quickly as possibly, because it can change quickly,” Pistons coach Flip Saunders said. “We’ve put together three solid halves, and we need to keep that up.” The winner of this series will face the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
SBG Global Current Line: Pistons – 5.5, Total 178
Here are the NBA betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Pistons are 17-7-3 ATS in their last 27 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Pistons are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games as a road favorite. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia. The favorite is 15-7-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings between the two teams.
The 76ers are 6-13-3 ATS in their last 22 Conference Quarterfinals games. The 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The 76ers are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 playoff games as an underdog.
The Under is 6-0 in the Pistons last 6 games as a road favorite. The Under is 14-4 in the Pistons last 18 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Under is 12-5 in the Pistons last 17 overall. The Over is 9-4 in the Pistons last 13 Conference Quarterfinals games.
The Under is 4-0 in the 76ers last 4 home games. The Under is 6-1 in the 76ers last 7 games as a home underdog. The Under is 5-2 in the 76ers last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games.
Pick: Pistons to take the series here in game 6 3units