Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 1.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 28-24. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.6 as they average 114.3 points per contest while giving up 113.7 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 22-28. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 105.6 points per contest and give up 108.3, which is a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-24-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 22-27-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 20-29-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Danilo Gallinari Back is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/31/19 PG Ish Smith Groin is questionable Saturday vs LA Clippers
Montrezl Harrell comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 62%. Tobias Harris averages 21.1 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Blake Griffin averages 26.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.6 per game. The Clippers allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pistons are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Pistons surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Clippers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 23rd. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Detroit is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pistons are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 11th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -1.5
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