Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 11/17/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Detroit Pistons are traveling to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the Raptors and took a loss by a score of 115-111 in their last contest. Detroit wrapped up the game having earned a 45.5% field goal percentage (35 of 77) and converted 10 of their 31 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pistons knocked down 31 of their 43 shots for a rate of 72.1%. Concerning rebounding, they earned 39 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 23 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In regard to the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to go 48.8% from the floor on 40 of 82 shooting. Toronto totaled 27 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Additionally, Toronto totaled 42 boards (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Toronto finished the game shooting 96.4% from the free throw line by converting 27 of 28 attempts. They also converted 8 of 27 tries from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Pistons finished with 23 while the Raptors accumulated 27 personal fouls.
Jaden Ivey is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. Ivey shot 37.5% from the floor and recorded 8 assists. He saw the court for 34 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 6 of 16 shooting.
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Detroit comes into this game with a mark of 3-12 this season. They average 108.5 pts per game (27th in basketball) while connecting on 42.9% from the field. The Pistons are hitting 32.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (165 of 504) and 77.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Detroit is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 316 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a team they are committing 22.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Pistons have forced 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 22.7 fouls. They relinquish 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 29th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.2). The Pistons are giving up a FG percentage of 47.9% (654 of 1,366) and they surrender 47.1 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 25th in basketball in giving up assists with 385 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Clippers took a loss by a score of 103-101 against the Mavericks. In the matter of cleaning the glass, Los Angeles allowed Dallas to grab 34 in all (8 offensive). They went 39.5% from beyond the arc by going 17 out of 43 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 24 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Clippers permitted the Mavericks to knock down 35 out of 80 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 43.8% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Clippers ended up going 34 for 64 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.1%. In terms of three-point shots, Los Angeles made 12 out of 28 tries (42.9%). They were able to knock down 21 of the free throws for a clip of 80.8%. The Mavericks committed 20 fouls in the game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for 26 tries. They also turned the ball over 21 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Clippers were able to collect 37 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the matchup.
Nicolas Batum pitched in for the Clippers in this game. Batum recorded 22 points in his 26 mins on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He buried 7 of 7 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 8-7 on the campaign. The Clippers are committing 20.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 75.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 21.9 times per game (26th in the league) and they cough up possession 16.3 times per contest. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,574 points this year (104.9 per contest) and they average 42.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Clippers are connecting on 47.6% from the floor, which is 8th in the NBA.
The Los Angeles defense allows 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (188 of 536) and their opposition knocks down 72.6% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.4 dimes and 43.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 7th and 14th in basketball. The Clippers are ranked 4th in the league in PPG given up with 106.9. They have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (2nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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