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76ers vs. Pistons line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons
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The Philadelphia 76ers face the Detroit Pistons in an Eastern Conference matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. Philadelphia is favored by 9.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 225 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any 76ers vs. Pistons picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 24 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 83-51 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,600. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the 76ers are in the top 10 of the NBA on defense, and Philadelphia is scoring 112.2 points per 100 possessions. The 76ers are No. 1 in the NBA in free-throw accuracy at 81.9 percent, and Philadelphia is generating 23.6 free-throw attempts per game. Philadelphia is also No. 2 in the league in turnovers, averaging only 12.3 giveaways per game, and the 76ers produce 1.89 assists for every turnover. The 76ers are also burying 35.9 percent of 3-pointers, a top-10 figure in the NBA.

The model also knows the Pistons create havoc-related events on defense. Detroit is No. 6 in the NBA in turnovers created, forcing 14.7 giveaways per game. The Pistons are averaging 7.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per contest, and opponents are averaging only 11.0 fast break points per game against Detroit. The Pistons also do well on the defensive glass, yielding only 12.6 second-chance points per game. Detroit uses that force on the offensive glass as well, averaging 13.8 second-chance points and 11.1 offensive rebounds per contest.

Now, it has set its sights on 76ers vs. Pistons. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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