Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers odds, picks and predictions

The Detroit pistons (4-14) travel to Staples Center Arena on Friday to de Los Angeles Clippers (10-8). The tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below we look at the Pistons at Clippers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

After a slow start to the season, the Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their last 10. They were especially deadly at home, winning 8 out of 12 at Staples Center.

led by F Paul George, the Clippers have taken their game to the next level behind their tenacious defense, which has the second-best defensive rating in the NBA. They are 9-9 against the spread.

As for the Pistons, they are 3-7 over their last 10 games and 2-6 on the road this season.

With No. 1 Overall Choice PG Cade Cunningham begin to improve, the Pistons should only improve from their current spot. f Jerami Grant is the team’s star and go-to player. Detroit is 8-10 against the spread this season.

Pistons at Clippers odds, spread and lines

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  • Money Line: Pistons +520 (bet $100 to win $520) | Clippers -800 (bet $800 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Pistons +11.5 (-107) | Clippers -11.5 (-115)
  • Top/bottom (O/U): 206.5 (W: -110 | U: -110)

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Pistons at Clippers Major Injuries

Pistons

  • G Killian Hayes (thumb) doubtful
  • G Frank Jackson (single) probably
  • f Kelly Olynyk (knee) off

clippers

  • f Nicolas Batum (health and safety protocols) off
  • f Kawhi Leonard (knee) off

Pistons at Clippers odds, lines, picks and predictions

Forecast

Clippers 108, Pistons 99

money line

PASSAGE.

If anything, put a little on the pistons (+520). They’re too talented with Cunningham and Grant to be such a huge underdog, though I still doubt they’ll make it to the top.

Against the spread

“SLIM” to the PISTONS +11.5 (-107) because they are not blown out as often as early in the season. Shooting in Detroit, which was the worst in the NBA, has also improved significantly.

The Pistons are ranked 28th in offensive ranking and 29th in true firing rate.

Over their last five, both have improved to 26th. Sure, it’s not a crazy improvement, but in the past five games, their offensive rating has outperformed the Clippers.

The Pistons have lost four times in a row, but only one in double digits. They should be able to keep this game close, especially with a bigger defender like Grant to put George on.

top bottom

“SLIM” to the OVER 206.5 (-110) as the Clippers should get back on track at home. The Clippers average 105.9 points per game, but at home there were almost 107.

Their 3-point percentage is also 11th best in the Association, while their free-throw percentage is 7th. They should be able to exploit a soft Pistons defence, who are in the bottom half of the league in defensive classification.

The Clippers are also 11th in terms of pace and should be able to control the pace in this. Also, this total has dropped from 209 according to pregame.com, so the money should be on the Under, which is a good sign.

While it’s a risky bet considering how much better Unders have been, the Over seems like the better option, especially a “this” low.

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