Monday, December 14, 2015
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, December 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 14-10 and a road record of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 9-3. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 1.8.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Chris Paul averages 16.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.4 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 37%.
Los Angeles averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.6 per game. The Clippers allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Detroit averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 57.4 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 6th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Pistons force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-14-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 11-11-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
10/26/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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