Los Angeles Clippers Vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks, Lines, Predictions & Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers will look to continue their online NBA Sportsbook betting app surge towards the top of the West as they visit the Detriot Pistons on Wednesday evening. The Clips have won 6 consecutive games, 5 of them with double digits. Overall they hold a 38-18 record, good enough for third in the West. Against the spread, they’re 33-23 this season. At 16-38, the Pistons have a third-worst record in the league. At the moment, only Houston and Minnesota have fewer wins. However, they’ve been pretty successful in covering the spread. Their ATS record stands at 28-23-3. Two teams already played each other only three days ago. On Sunday, The Clippers came out victorious, 131-124.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Odds & Line Movement
The opening online NBA Sportsbook betting app line favored the Clippers by -9.5 and it’ hasn’t changed since. The total was initially set at 225.5 but has dropped to 221. An interesting movement, considering the Sunday game between the two ended with more than 250 points.
Notes On The Los Angeles Clippers
For Clippers, this will be the second night of a back-to-back on their mini East road trip. They’ve beaten Indiana after a terrific defensive performance in the 4th quarter. They’ve kept the Pacers to only 18 points in the final 12 minutes. Especially encouraging is that they’ve done it without Kawhi Leonard. It’s the second game in a row without their leading scorer who is also questionable for tonight. In Leonard’s absence, Paul George took the reins, scoring 36 points, and adding 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
George has been awesome lately, averaging 27.7 points in the last 10 games. He’s also scored 30+ points in four straight games. Marcus Morris was added 22 with 7 rebounds. The younger Morris twin dropped season-high 33 points on Detroit on Sunday. The Clippers feature one of the most potent offenses in the league, scoring 115.1 points per game with a 48.6% field goal percentage. They also lead the NBA in 3pt (42.1%) and FT shooting (83.9%).
Leonard is still questionable for tonight with foot soreness. He’s listed as a game time decision. If he’s out, then Luke Kennard will continue in the starting online NBA Sportsbook betting app lineup. The Clippers will also be without Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka.
Notes On The Detroit Pistons
The Pistons have been hot and cold lately, mostly alternating wins and losses in the last ten games. They are the third-worst team in the league at the moment. In addition, they’ve been particularly bad against the Western Conference teams, going only 6-16 in those matchups. Their last game was against tonight’s opponent on Sunday. Detroit managed to hang with the Clippers for three online NBA Sportsbook betting app quarters, entering the final period with a 5-point lead.
However, they couldn’t keep it up, and eventually, LA ran out as 7-point winners. The Pistons had a decent shooting night going 52.9% from the floor and 46.9% from the deep. In the absence of the leading scorer, Jerami Grant, the Pistons got the production from their role players. Rejuvenated Josh Jackson led the team with 26 points. All other members of the starting lineup scored double digits, with Frank Jackson adding 16 from the bench. Jerami Grant is, reportedly, good to go tonight, so coach Casey will have a bit more firepower at his disposal. Grant had a lot of success going against Leonard and George in the last year’s playoffs, so he’ll add a lot on the defensive end, too.
At the moment there are only two names on Detroit’s injury list. Tonight, they’ll be without Rodney McGruder and Dennis Smith Jr.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Pick & Prediction: Clippers -9.5
The Pistons are excellent against the online NBA Sportsbook betting app spread, but the Clippers seem unstoppable at the moment. It’s hard to see Detroit repeating their shooting performance from three nights ago. Coach Lue’s team will look to put this one in the bag much earlier than in the last matchup.