Los Angeles Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (5-3) at Los Angeles Clippers (5-4)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSW2
The Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers square off Saturday at the Staples Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for a big road win after splitting their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 98.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 21.9 points and 5.3 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.8 points and 19.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Steve Blake is dishing 3.3 assists. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 15 offensive rebounds and 49 rebounds overall, a number that’s five more boards above league average. However, the Pistons are getting just 18.3 points from their bench, a number that must improve for the wins to start piling up. The Pistons have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers need a big win after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 105.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.8 points and 9.1 rebounds while Jamal Crawford is averaging 11 points and 1.7 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.6 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing 2.1 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting just 30.5 percent from deep, which is four percent below league average. Still, the Clippers have managed to top 100 points in eight of their nine games. The Clippers have won 10 of their last 12 regular season home games. Chris Paul and J.J. Redick are doubtful.
The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Clippers know they need this win before things get a little out of control in the standings. Also, the Clippers have the bigs to balace out the reboundin margin that helps the Pistons so much. I like Los Angeles to win and cover the reasonale number.