Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/21/2014
Saturday, March 22, 9:30 PM on FSDT, PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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The last time DeAndre Jordan played the Pistons, he put down a highlight reel dunk on Brandon Knight that everyone who watches Sportscenter probably still remembers. With 16 points and 21 rebounds, he had seven dunks and a layup to give the Clippers the easy win 112-103.
Blake Griffin helped out with 25 points, Jamal Crawford scored 26 points, and J.J. Redick added 20 points, including two four-point plays when the Pistons fouled him behind the 3-point line. This win made the Clippers 6-2 since losing Chris Paul to a shoulder injury. The Pistons had help from Rodney Stucky, who scored 29 points, and Josh Smith, who put up 24 points. But their back-court, Brandon Jennings and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, were virtually non-existent, only receiving a total of six points from Caldwell-Pope and nothing from Jennings. Andre Dummond and Greg Monroe also found it hard to perform. Their defense was no match for the Clippers, who consistently beat the Pistons down the court in transition.
Detroit trailed by as many as 20 points in the fourth. They clawed their way back to make the game as close as a nine point game. But the Clippers would let them get no closer. A breakdown of the Pistons defense gave the Clippers open 3-pointers and easy fast breaks that kept the Pistons out of reach.
Detroit is 14-17-0 ATS on the road this season
Detroit is 21-10-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Los Angeles is 18-16-0 ATS at home this season
Los Angeles is 18-16-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/20/14 C Andre Drummond Neck questionable
03/18/14 C Josh Harrellson Knee out indefinitely
02/20/14 G Chauncey Billups Knee out indefinitely
03/17/14 G Darren Collison Illness questionable Saturday vs Detroit
03/17/14 G Jamal Crawford Calf questionable Saturday vs Detroit
02/17/14 G J.J. Redick Hip out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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