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(3-2) Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers (4-0)
Date: Saturday October 28
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -7
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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Saturday October 28th the Detroit Pistons arrive at the Staples Center to face the Los Angeles Clippers. The hosts remain one of two unbeaten teams to this point in the season.
Last season, the squads played twice splitting the games with wins on their own floor. The Pistons hold the edge all-time between the opponents with a 70-43 win margin.
For well over a year Head Coach Stan Van Gundy has been imploring his squad to do one thing – be consistent. More than any of the Pistons failings this has been their critical issue.
Tonight offers yet another opportunity for the squad to showcase precisely that. Detroit produced a quality win in their last game beating the Timberwolves by 21 points. Tonight marks the first game of a mini 3-game Western trip and a tough back to back test with Golden State on tap tomorrow.
Despite their opponent’s roster being significantly different this season the Pistons carry a six game losing record on the Staples court. The last time the Pistons beat the Clippers in LA was November of 2010.
The two most intriguing matchups are at the point guard and center positions. Reggie Jackson squares off against defensive pest Patrick Beverley and Andre Drummond offers a true challenge for DeAndre Jordan. Stopping Blake Griffin may post the Pistons biggest threat however.
After five games the Pistons have shown significant improvements in ball movement ranking 8th in assists and from the perimeter where they rank 11th in makes.
In particular, Tobias Harris (46.9%), Langston Galloway (57.1%) and new Piston Avery Bradley (42.1%) are all hot from deep. The trio are hoisting 13.7 attempts per game and connecting on 6.6 treys.
Los Angeles Clippers
For Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan no doubt there is great satisfaction over the fact the Clippers remain unbeaten.This because there was ample speculation the Clippers would suffer with the exit of Chris Paul. Granted LA benefited from an early season easy strength of schedule. That said. LA is winning the games they have to.
If Giannis Antetokounmpo is the leading MVP candidate in the early season, Blake Griffin is making a case for his name out West. Through four games he’s averaging 26.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and one steal.
On top of these stellar numbers Griffin is shooting the three ball with great accuracy (43.5%) on 5.8 attempts per game. The loss of mature rookie Milos Teodosic due to a foot injury, robbed fans of his incredible jaw dropping dimes, but also means Griffin is required to instigate more of LA’s offense.
Griffin’s front court running mate DeAndre Jordan is just shy of averaging a double-double with 9.5 points. But, it’s his league leading 18.3 rebounds and 5.8 offensive boards which are key to LA’s solid season start. Drummond poses stiff competition for Jordan with the center who controls the boards likely determining the ultimate victor.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 9-1 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- Clippers are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 head to head matchups
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Detroit Pistons vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
Because the Pistons are playing the first night of a back-to-back if the Clippers jump on Detroit early it may lead to Stan Van Gundy conceding in order to keep his charges fresh for the match versus the Warriors Sunday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers – 7.0
Until the Pistons prove they can be consistent it’s too much of a reach to consider them breaking a 7-year streak on an opponent’s court. In spite of the intriguing positional matchups this may get ugly early. To that end, expect the Clippers to keep the unbeaten streak rolling 117-92.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 117 – Pistons 92
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