Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 4/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-10.5)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where and the Detroit Pistons (16-38) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (37-18) on Wednesday. Los Angeles opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 226.5.
The Los Angeles Clippers played the Pistons and went home with a win by a final score of 131-124 in their last game. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 62.5% FG percentage (50 out of 80) and buried 15 out of their 27 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Clippers made 16 of 21 tries for a percentage of 76.2%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they collected 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 35 dimes for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 52.9% from the field on 46 out of 87 shooting. Detroit doled out 33 dimes and had 12 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Detroit grabbed 31 rebounds (12 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Detroit finished shooting 89.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 19 shots. They converted 15 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc.
Marcus Morris is a guy who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 33 points on 13 out of 18 shooting. He played 35:59 mins and also totaled 6 boards. Morris shot 72.2% from the field but didn't record a dime. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Clippers was Paul George. He snagged 3 rebounds in his 36:36 minutes on the basketball court. He shot 48.0% from the field for the contest by connecting on 12-of-25 (32 points). When all was said and done, George had 9 assists.
Los Angeles will take the court with a win-loss record of 37-18 this year. The Clippers are hitting 36.2% from downtown (630 of 1,738) and 78.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 108.3 points per outing (25th in the league) while hitting 46.7% from the field. They are turning it over 13.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 40.9 rebounds per game and has earned 1,266 assists this year, which is 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.9 fouls. The Clippers are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.7% (714 of 986) and they concede 40.9 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 6th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,266 surrendered so far this year. They give up 36.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 6th in the league in opponents PPG (108.3).
In their loss to L.A., the Pistons collected 19 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this game. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 12 steals in this contest. The Clippers committed 18 fouls in the game which got the Pistons to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 89.5%. With respect to three-point attempts, Detroit converted 15 of 32 attempts (46.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons went 46 out of 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.9%. The Pistons permitted the Clippers to convert 50 out of 80 tries from the floor which had them shooting 62.5% for the game. They finished shooting 55.6% from three-point range by connecting on 15 of 27 and finished the game at 16 out of 21 from the charity stripe (76.2%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Los Angeles to snag 37 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Josh Jackson ended up having an impact for the Pistons in this matchup. He converted 10 of 18 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and added 4 rebounds. Jackson racked up 26 points in his 29:03 minutes on the court and tallied 3 assists for this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Detroit was Saddiq Bey. He accumulated 2 assists in 31:18 mins played, and he shot 8 of 12 from the floor. Bey wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the field and also earning 25 points and 1 rebound.
Detroit has a record of 16-38 on the season. Detroit has accumulated 6,025 points this season (111.6 per contest) and they pull in 44.1 boards per game. The Pistons are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls every game and they shoot 76.1% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Pistons are connecting on 48.0% from the field, which is ranked 4th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.9 times per game (15th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 14.5 times per contest. The Pistons on defense are ranked 14th in the league in PPG given up with 111.6. They relinquish 24.9 dimes and 44.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 16th and 17th in the league. The Detroit defense concedes 37.6% on 3-point shots (636 of 1,690) and opponents are converting on 76.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 48.0% from the floor (27th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+10.5) and over 226.5 points
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