Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 27-25. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 107.6 points per contest while giving up 107.1 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 27-26. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-24-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-24-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-25-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
02/06/18 C Willie Reed Suspension 6-game suspension (eligible to return 02/25 vs Charlotte)
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Lou Williams averages 23.3 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Andre Drummond has scored 15.1 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game this season for the Pistons. He hauls in 15.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Blake Griffin averages 22.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.6 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.56 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 14.9 per game. The Clippers allow 107.1 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the NBA with 103.3 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.36. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.7. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Pistons give up 103 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Detroit is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2.5
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