Los Angeles Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons - 3/22/14
Detroit Pistons (25-42) at Los Angeles Clippers (48-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
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The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. This is just their second and final meeting this season, as the Clippers won 112-103 back in January.
The struggles continue for the Pistons, as they’ve now lost four straight and seven of their last eight games. The Pistons average 100.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allow 103.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. The Pistons have allowed 13 100-point performances in their last 16 games and have lost their last 10 games when allowing at least 100 points. The Detroit Pistons are 28-38-1 ATS overall and 13-17-1 ATS on the road.
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The Clippers will play their first game since a Monday loss to the Denver Nuggets that snapped an 11-game winning streak. On the season, the Clippers average 107.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allow 100.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. The Clippers have been getting it done at both ends of the floor recently, as they’ve held seven of their last 10 opponents under 100 points. In the last game against Denver, Chris Paul had his first 20-point performance since March 1. The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-29-1 ATS overall and 18-16 ATS on their home court.
The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Clippers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The favorite is 17-7-1 ATS in the last 25 meetings between these two teams, while the Pistons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I like the Clippers and the chalk in this matchup. LA is coming off almost a week of rest and has been playing on fire over the last month. Detroit and its lack of defense will hurt the Pistons like it has all season long.