Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 8 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 17-23. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -3.0 as they average 106.9 points per game while giving up 109.8 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 24-17 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.6 points per game and surrender 114.3, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-21-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 18-20-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-15-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/10/19 PG Ish Smith Groin is questionable Saturday vs LA Clippers
01/10/19 C Zaza Pachulia Leg is questionable Saturday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 14.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 51%. Blake Griffin averages 25.1 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Tobias Harris averages 21.0 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 106.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Pistons allow 109.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 115.6 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.7. The Clippers are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Clippers surrender 114.3 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Los Angeles is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 24th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -8
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