The Detroit Pistons (8-43) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (34-16) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on BSSC. The Pistons are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.
Pistons vs Clippers
The Pistons Are Coming Off A Win
The Pistons’ most recent matchup against the Trail Blazers saw Jalen Duren lead the Pistons with 27 points while shooting 9/15 from the field. As the Pistons secured the victory with a final score of 128-122, Jaden Ivey also chipped in with 26 points.
As the Pistons prepare to take on the Clippers, they are 8-43 overall this season. On the road, the Pistons are 4-20 compared to 4-23 at home.
Detroit comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-25 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Pistons hold an ATS record of 13-11 in contrast to a 12-14 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Clippers lost to the Pelicans with a final score of 117-106. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Clippers lost vs. the spread as -5.5 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 223 points fell short of the set over/under line of 234.5.
When facing other Western Conference teams, the Clippers are 21-12 and are 13-4 in non-conference games. In total, they are 34-16 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.
In terms of the spread, Los Angeles currently holds an ATS record of 28-22, which is above .500. Los Angeles has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 14-12 ATS on the road compared to 14-10 at home.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
Through 51 games games, Detroit is averaging 113.3 points per game (23rd).
When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are below the NBA average in points per game. They are 23rd in the league at 113.3 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (114.9) than at home (111.9).
Coming into the game, the Pistons have outscored the NBA average in just 33.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.
In terms of shooting, the Pistons are 15th in the league in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 18th in three-point shooting at 36%. Overall, they are 21st in true shooting percentage.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
The Clippers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.5 points per game (8th).
When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 118.5 points per game (8th). At home, they are scoring 118.2 points per game (12th).
Los Angeles has a fast-paced offense, ranking 26th in pace with 97.2 possessions per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56% of their games.
From the field, the Clippers are shooting 49%, which is 4th in the league. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are the NBA’s top team at 39%.
Pistons Team Defense
Looking at the Pistons defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.3 points per game (27th). In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 14.9 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.
Clippers Team Defense
At present, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 8th, allowing 112.4 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Pelicans, the Clippers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 117 points.
Key Players For The Pistons And Clippers
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Cade Cunningham will be the primary scorer for the Pistons, with 21 points and going 8/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.4 points per game, along with 4 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Kawhi Leonard as the leading scorer for the Clippers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 24 while also collecting 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.1% and is averaging 24.2 points per contest.
Pistons vs Clippers Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Detroit has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 123 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
- In their last five home games, Los Angeles has averaged 124 points per game while allowing 118. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Clippers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
We’re putting our money on the Clippers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 129-74. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Clippers at -16.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 235 and given that our model is projecting 203 points between the teams, we like the under.
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