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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons Predictions and Preview for 3/31/2022

Philadelphia 76ers takes on Detroit Pistons on 3/31/2022 at 07:10 PM.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons face off in an important game for both teams. Philadelphia 76ers has a record of 46-29 this regular season. Detroit Pistons is 20-56 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Defense Preview




Their defensive efficiency is 110.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.6, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .572 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .528, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .373 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .359 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .819 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 19.9% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

Detroit Pistons Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 113.6, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Detroit Pistons Team Offense Preview


They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 105.7 can certainly do that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .532 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .493, which is terrible. They attempt .386 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .326 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .781 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 23.6% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Philadelphia 76ers Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia 76ers

Tyrese Maxey 6-2 200 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Tobias Harris 6-8 226 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Joel Embiid 7-0 280 C

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He draws fouls and takes quite a bit of Free Throws. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

The Detroit Pistons Roster

The Players to Watch for Detroit Pistons

Saddiq Bey 6-7 215 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Cade Cunningham 6-6 220 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Isaiah Stewart 6-8 250 C

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

Getting to the rim is important to him. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He makes an effort to get offensive rebounds, but he is not a leader in this metric.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers 105 Detroit Pistons 102

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