Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons NBA betting prediction

NBA Clippers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 2/2/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (31-15) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (6-41) on Friday, February 2nd. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Clippers vs Pistons

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Wizards with a final score of 125-109. Heading into the second half, the Clippers were leading 66-60.

In non-conference play, the Clippers are 10-4 and have gone 21-11 against Western Conference opponents. Overall, the Clippers are 31-15 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Against the spread, Los Angeles are currently above .500, at 26-20 ATS. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 24-13 vs. the spread while going 2-7 as the underdog.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Danilo Gallinari led Detroit with 20 points against the Cavaliers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 55.6% in the game. Cade Cunningham contributed 19 points, but Detroit lost the game 128-121.

The Pistons come into today’s game vs. the Clippers with a record of 6-41, which includes going 3-7 in their last ten games. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are 15th and are 5th in the Central division.

Detroit has an overall ATS record of 22-24 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Detroit is 1-4 vs. the spread while going 21-20 as the underdog.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

The Clippers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118.1 points per game (10th).

This season, the Clippers are 10th in the NBA in scoring at 118.1 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 117.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 6th in the league at 49%. They are also 5th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are 2nd in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 39%. In terms of pace, the Clippers are 26th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.

Overall, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.5% of their games this season. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league at 26.1 per game.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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The Pistons come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.6 points per game.

At home, the Pistons are averaging 111.8 points per game this season, 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 at 100.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pistons are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 25th in three-point shooting at 35%. In terms of three-point attempts, Detroit is 29th in the league.

So far, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 29.8% of their games this season. They are also 7th in two-point field goal attempts and have made 11 three-pointers per game, which is 29th in the league.

Clippers Team Defense

The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 8th in the league, allowing an average of 111.7 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 53.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.3% of their three-point attempts.

Pistons Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 122.3 points per contest. So far this season, the Pistons’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 2nd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 26.6 times per game vs. Detroit.

Key Players For The Clippers And Pistons

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Kawhi Leonard will be the primary scorer for the Clippers, with 23 points and going 9/16 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 23.9 points per game, along with 6.3 rebounds.

On the other side, Cade Cunningham is our projected leading scorer for the Pistons. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.9% and is averaging 22.7 points per contest.

Clippers vs Pistons Trends

  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 116 points per game while allowing 107. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Across their last three home contests, Detroit has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 121 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 3-0 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Clippers vs Pistons Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Clippers vs. Pistons matchup, we’re leaning towards the Pistons at +11.5. Although our projections show the Clippers winning 120-110, we suggest placing your bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 235.5 and our model has the Clippers and Pistons finishing with a combined 230 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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