Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites.
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The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 3-2. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 106.4 points per contest while giving up 102.0 per game. The Clippers have an overall mark of 4-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per contest and giving up 91.8, which is a point differential of 19.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 4-1-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-0-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 0-4-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/27/17 F Reggie Bullock Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/27/17 PG Austin Rivers Finger injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Tobias Harris averages 23.6 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Blake Griffin averages 26.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. DeAndre Jordan averages 9.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 18.3 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 106.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 14 per game. The Pistons allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 6th in the league with 111 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 19.25. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 50.3 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.3. The Clippers are 30th in turnovers per game with 13. The Clippers surrender 91.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 19.8 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17 per game this season.
The Pistons are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Detroit is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 16th in the league.
Los Angeles is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Clippers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 94, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 30th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +6
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