At 7:00 ET, the Clippers (-672) will travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons (+475). This non-conference matchup will be played at Little Caesars Arena.
Los Angeles is 11.5-point favorites and has a record of 31-15. They are 3rd in the Western Conference and 1st in the Pacific Division. Detroit is 6-41 and sits in 15th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Central Division.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Pistons +11.5
This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.
WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 120-110 in favor of the Clippers.
- Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.3% and knocking down 13 threes.
Can Los Angeles Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?
Today’s O/U line of 235.5 is slightly higher than the Clippers’ season average of 230 points per game. So far, 36 of their games have had lower O/U lines than today’s, and their games have averaged 229.8 points per game.
Overall, the Clippers have an O/U record of 21-25 this season. In their last game against the Wizards, the teams combined for 234 points, which was under the O/U line of 235.5.
Los Angeles’ ATS record for the season is 26-20, and they have covered the spread in their last three road games. As the favorite, they are 24-13 vs. the spread and have gone 30-7 straight-up as the favorite.
The Clippers’ most recent game was a 125-109 win over the Wizards. They were favored by 9.5 points heading into the game. In the Western Conference standings, the Clippers are in 3rd place with a record of 31-15.
So far this season, the Clippers are averaging 118.1 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 117.4 points per game.
In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 6th in the league at 49%. They have also been one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams, hitting 39% of their attempts (2nd).
When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 26th in the NBA at 97.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 18th at 26.1 per game.
The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 8th in the league, allowing an average of 111.7 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 12.1 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.
Can Detroit Grab a Win at Home?
In the Eastern Conference standings, the Pistons are currently in 15th place with a record of 6-41. Within the Central Division, they are in 5th place.
Today’s game vs. the Clippers will be the 6th time this season that the Pistons have been favored. As underdogs, they have a record of 5-37 and are 2-20 straight-up on the road.
Detroit’s ATS record for the season is 22-24, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. As underdogs, their ATS record is 21-20.
This season, Detroit’s games have averaged a combined scoring total of 234.9 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 235.5, and the Pistons have an O/U record of 28-18-1.
In their most recent game against the Cavaliers, the Pistons lost by a score of 128-121. They were 13.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 231.5.
At home this season, the Pistons are averaging 111.8 points per game, which is 25th in the league. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.6 points per game. In terms of pace, Detroit is 7th in the NBA with 100.4 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 29.8% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Detroit is 17th in the league at 47%. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in both attempts and makes at 11 made threes per game.
When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Pistons are 17th in attempts at 22.4 per game. In terms of assists, Detroit is 17th in the league at 26.4 per game. Overall, the Pistons have a true shooting percentage of 53%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Looking at the Pistons defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.3 points per game (27th). Inside the arc, the Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.6% and 37.9% from three-point territory.