Clippers vs. Pistons Prediction
Can the Detroit Pistons find a way to win at home when they welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to town tonight at 5PM ET?
501 Los Angeles Clippers vs. 502 Detroit Pistons
Saturday, February 2, 2019
5PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Clippers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 215 points. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on the Clippers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Clippers drop two straight
The Clippers have lost back-to-back games at home to the Hawks and the Lakers prior to heading out East tonight. Los Angeles is now 28-24 on the season, 13-12 on the road, 28-24 against the spread and 27-24-1 with the over.
Los Angeles has been one of the better offensive teams in the league this season, averaging 114.2 points per game while shooting 38 percent from the arc and 47 percent from the field. Defensively, the Clippers are struggling, giving up 113.7 points per contest. They remain without Danilo Gallinari due to his back injury. He was averaging 19 points per game before getting hurt. Tobias Harris is leading the team this season with 21.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.
Pistons looking for a win streak
The Detroit Pistons are coming off a 93-89 win over Dallas at home on Thursday. The Pistons are seeking back-to-back wins, which has been a rarity for them over recent months. Detroit is now 22-28 on the season, 14-12 at home, 22-26-2 against the spread and 29-21 with the under.
Detroit has struggled on offense all season, putting up just 105.6 points per game while shooting just 43.3 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Pistons give up only 108.3 points per game and hold opponents to a league-low 32.9 percent shooting from the arc. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 26.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 16.7 points and 14.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Clippers are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss.
The Pistons are 12-5-1 against the spread in their last 18 games against Pacific Division opponents, but just 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
The Pistons picked up a 109-104 win over the Clippers in Los Angeles last month as Blake Griffin went off in his former home. While Griffin should be inspired to play well again today, it won’t have the same impact being in Detroit. That impact could actually go to former Pistons Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley. Detroit also seems to be off chemistry-wise. While the Pistons beat the Mavs, it was a Dallas team that was completely depleted and it took all Detroit had to find a way to win.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers +1.5