2019-20 NBA – Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers taking place? Wednesday 11th March, 2020 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers taking place? Wells Fargo Center

What channel is Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers on? NBC Sports Philadelphia, Fox Sports Detroit

Where can I stream Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, NBC Sports App, Fox Sports GO

Where can I get tickets for Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Detroit Pistons 109 – 125 Philadelphia 76ers

THE TEAM NEWS

DETROIT PISTONS

  • Detroit remain alive in the playoff race, but the recent results have not been encouraging. Following their 96-84 loss against the New York Knicks, the Pistons have now dropped their last four games and have fallen to 13th place in the standings with a 20-45 record.
  • The Pistons will be considerably depleted and could send out a very young lineup, as established veterans like Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose have been ruled out. Luke Kennard has been listed as questionable after missing the game against the Knicks, and John Henson will also be a game-time decision.
  • Christian Wood has taken on a bigger role due to Blake Griffin’s absence, and he has been playing at a high level over the past few weeks. The power forward posted 22 points and eight rebounds against the Knicks on Sunday.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

  • Philadelphia have been struggling over the last few weeks and they posted a 1-3 record following their West Coast Trip after losing to 118-114 at Golden State. The Sixers remain alive on the playoff race, however, and sit in sixth place of the standings with a 38-26 record.
  • The Sixers will be without their two best players for this contest as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are still recovering from their respective injuries. Jason Richardson has been listed as questionable.
  • Keep an eye on Al Horford here. The veteran power forward has posted double-digit scoring performances in five of his last six starts and is averaging 14.2 points while shooting 42.3 percent from three-point range during that stretch.

THE PREDICTION

Detroit and Philadelphia have both been hampered by injuries over the last few weeks but the Sixers should still be able to secure the win here. They have been the better side throughout the entire season, should start a better lineup, and also have the advantage of playing at home. For what it's worth, Philadelphia are 28-2 at home this season – the best record in the Eastern Conference – while the Pistons are 9-23 on the road.

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