Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 4/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+10.5)
STAPLES Center is the venue where and the Los Angeles Clippers (36-18) will play the Detroit Pistons (16-36) on Sunday. Detroit opens this matchup as 10.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 229.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the Sacramento Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 113-101 in their last game. Detroit ended the game with a 52.4% field goal percentage (44 of 84) and converted 8 of 23 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 17 of 20 tries for a rate of 85.0%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 43 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In the matter of defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 44.2% from the floor on 38 out of 86 shooting. Sacramento doled out 20 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. In addition, Sacramento pulled down 38 rebounds (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Sacramento walked away from this one shooting 69.2% when shooting free throws by burying 18 of their 26 attempts. They made 7 out of their 30 shots from distance.
Cory Joseph is a player who played a role in the matchup. He was able to score 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31:52 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Joseph shot 71.4% from the field and earned 7 assists. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Pistons was Isaiah Stewart. He snagged 13 rebounds in 32:49 min played. He finished the game shooting 80.0% from the floor in this game via 8-of-10 (16 points). Overall, Stewart accounted for 4 assists.
Detroit heads into this game with a record of 16-36 for the campaign. The Pistons are shooting 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (629 of 1,768) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 107.6 pts per contest (25th in the league) while hitting 44.8% from the field. They cough up possession 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 42.6 boards per game and has accounted for 1,275 assists for the campaign, which ranks 16th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 19th in the league in giving up assists with 1,293 relinquished on the season. The Pistons defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.8% (750 of 1,075) and they surrender 44.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 37.2% on three-point shots and they rank 12th in basketball in opponents points per game (111.1).
The last time they took the court, the Los Angeles Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 126-109 when they played the Houston Rockets. The Clippers collected 34 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 10 steals in this matchup. The Rockets were called for 15 fouls for the contest which got the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.6%. Concerning 3-pointers, Los Angeles made 19 of 37 tries (51.4%). When the game finished, the Clippers went 48 out of 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.5%. The Clippers permitted the Rockets to knock down 39 out of their 83 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.0% for the game. They finished shooting 32.4% from distance by hitting 12 of 37 and ended up shooting 19 of 27 at the free throw line (70.4%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Houston to pull down 41 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Kawhi Leonard ended up having an impact for the Clippers for the contest. He buried 11 of 20 for this game for a field goal rate of 55.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Leonard accumulated 31 points in his 32:40 mins on the court and added 8 assists for the game. One more player that was important for Los Angeles was Reggie Jackson. He accumulated 7 assists in his 30:04 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 10 out of 14 from the floor. Jackson wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the floor as well as totaling 26 points and 4 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 36-18 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Clippers are shooting 48.4% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the league. Los Angeles has 6,200 pts for the campaign (114.8 per game) and they grab 44.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.2 times per game (20th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Clippers are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game and they go 84.1% from the charity stripe. The Clippers defensively are ranked 6th in basketball in points given up per game with 108.0. They are able to force 13.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (15th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense gives up 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (615 of 1,706) and their opponents are making 78.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 22.8 dimes and 41.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 4th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+10.5)
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