The Detroit Pistons (27-26) and the Los Angeles Clippers (27-25) face off at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons are a 3-point favorite and look to prolong their five-game winning streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 217 points and it can be seen on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons ATS Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Pistons were victorious over the Brooklyn Nets 115-106, while the Clippers won a close one over the Dallas Mavericks 104-101.
The Clippers forced 20 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.540 (above their season average of 0.522). The Pistons, meanwhile, had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 6.4 (better than their season average of 12.1), while the Nets had a free throw rate of 0.122 (below their season average of 0.207). Detroit was led by Andre Drummond, who put up 17 points and 27 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari played a pivotal role for Los Angeles with 28 points and five rebounds.
Los Angeles does a solid job at getting to the charity stripe. They rank fourth in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.225), but Detroit is among the best in the league at keeping opponents off the line (ranking fifth by allowing a FTA rate of 0.174).
Games featuring the Clippers have finished over the projected point total 51.9 percent of the time. Los Angeles heads into the game with records of 27-25 straight up (SU) and 28-23-1 against the spread (ATS).
Contrary to Los Angeles, just over half of Pistons games have finished under the projected point total. Further, Detroit is 27-26 SU and 26-25-2 ATS.
Drummond has taken his game to another level recently for Detroit, averaging 18.4 points, 17.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.4 blocks over the last five games.
In their first matchup this year, Drummond led the Pistons to a 95-87 win. He registered a double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds. Detroit covered as an 8-point underdog and the two teams combined to put up 182 points, which was well under the projected point total of 206. The Pistons’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Clippers. Detroit had a rate of 11.0, while Los Angeles posted a mark of 16.1.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons Free Pick
Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under
The Pistons rank 19th in rebounds per game (42.7) while the Clippers rank 24th in rebounds allowed per game (44.5).
Detroit ranks second in fast break points allowed per game (8.7) while Los Angeles ranks 29th (14.4).
The Clippers rank 13th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Pistons rank 28th (3.7).
Los Angeles ranks third in points in the paint per game (49.2) while Detroit ranks 12th (44.6).
Los Angeles ranks 20th in assists allowed per game (23.6) while Detroit ranks 27th (24.5).
The Pistons rank third in second chance points allowed per game (10.9) while the Clippers rank 25th (13.5).
The Pistons average 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 15th in the NBA. The Clippers rank 23rd in steals allowed per game (8.3).
Detroit ranks 18th in three pointers attempted per game (28.3) while Los Angeles ranks 19th in three pointers allowed per game (29.6).
Detroit ranks fourth in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.6) while Los Angeles ranks 20th (17.2).
Detroit is 13-6 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Los Angeles is 10-2.
When scoring above 100 points, the Clippers are 25-17 and the Pistons are 24-12.
Los Angeles is 14-9-1 ATS on the road, while Detroit is 12-15-1 ATS at home.
Of the Clippers’ 24 road games, they have 12 overs and 12 unders.
Of the Pistons’ 28 home games, they have 15 overs and 13 unders.
The Clippers are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Pistons are 2-3.
In their last five games, Los Angeles has 5 unders, while Detroit has 4 overs and 1 under.
During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 106.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 102.2 points per game (4.9 below their season average).
The Pistons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 0.4 for the season.