Free NBA Pick: Pistons vs Clippers Lines
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(4-2) Detroit Pistons vs. L.A. Clippers (5-1)
Date: Monday November 7
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 197
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The Pistons are off to a 4-2 start, but they are 0-2 on the road and they were crushed in their only game facing a good team. Still, they are 2 games over .500 and the main reason is their D, which ranks 2nd in the league in opponents’ points per game.
The only team that is giving up few points per game than the Pistons is the Clippers. L.A. has won 4 straight and they are coming off a 116-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Playing solid D will be key for the Pistons since they only rank 21st in the league in points per game.
Detroit beat the Denver Nuggets 103-86 in their last game where they shot a solid FG% of 48.2% and held Denver to only 33% shooting.
Andre Drummond had a huge game against the Nuggets, as he was the high scorer for the Pistons win 19 points and he also had 20 rebounds. He leads the NBA in rebounding averaging 14.7 boards per game.
The Pistons play solid basketball, as they do not have big star in their lineup. 4 players are averaging in double figures for them led by Tobias Harris (18.8 ppg).
The Pistons are only 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the Clippers.
The Pistons have lost both of their road games this season.
The Clippers rank 15th in the league in points per game and 1st in opponents’ points per game.
In their big win over the Spurs in their last game they shot 51.6% from the floor and held San Antonio to 40.5% shooting.
Blake Griffin had only scored 14 points in each of his previous 2 games before going for 28 in the Spurs win. Chris Paul did not have a big scoring night, but had 10 assists and the bench came up big combining for 44 points.
C DeAndre Jordan ranks tied for 5th in the league in rebounds per game and his matchup facing Drummond is a big one.
The Clippers have not lit up the scoreboard this season, but they sure did light up the Spurs.
Detroit will have to play solid D to win this game in La La Land and they really have to play solid perimeter D since the Clip Joint have 3 solid sharpshooters in Paul, J.J. Reddick, and super 6th man Jamaal Craford.
The Clippers are 2-1 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- DET is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
- LA is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- LA is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- LA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. L.A. Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Clippers are coming off a HUGE win and they will not have a let down in this game. The Pistons have yet to beat a solid team on the season and that will not change tonight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: L.A. -10.5
L.A. will win and cover on their home floor moving to 6-1 on the season.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 111 – Pistons 98
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