Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions
The weekend has Los Angeles Clippers lock horns against the last placed Detroit Pistons in what looks like a one-sided encounter. With the form that the Clippers are in, it will be difficult for their opponents to avoid an embarrassment at the hands of the Los Angeles based side.
To enunciate this further, the Clippers have a home record of 21-8 underlining their monstrous record with the Detroit Pistons struggling to perform on the road this season. The prediction platforms have also reflected the same opinion suggesting a stroll in the park for the hosts.
With 36 losses and just 16 wins, Detroit Pistons are currently placed at bottom of Eastern Conference points table, while Clippers are at 3rd spot in Western Conference points table. The latest Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 11th April.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Clippers have been one of those teams to beat in the Western conference given the way they have carried themselves so far. They are currently occupying the 3rd place in the points table with 36 victories and are longing to go one notch higher to top the conference.
Even though they suffered a little slip up in their March campaign, they have shrugged it off with dominating performances this month. They have managed to win against Lakers, Trail Blazers, Suns and Rockets with a significant win streak going on for the giant side so far.
Looking at the Pistons’ campaign, they are staring at a very disappointing and a forgettable season. This is because the side has been let down by underwhelming performances by their key players. Despite trying everything, they have failed to avoid the wooden spoon in Eastern conference.
They have so far achieved just 16 victories as opposed to 36 defeats in this edition. This also includes a terrible 7-21 record in away games working against them. Looking at the last five games, they have managed to stitch three triumphs against Wizards, Thunder and Kings besides losses to Nuggets and Knicks.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (118 games): Clippers – 46 wins, Pistons – 72 wins.
Playoffs played: 0.
Previous meeting: Clippers won 126-112 on 2nd January 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Kawhi Leonard once again led the side from the front with 31 points and 8 assists in 33 minutes against Rockets. He is also enjoying an impressive efficiency of 32.05.
Reggie Jackson who was underperforming in the last few games finally came to the party with 26 points and 7 assists from the last game.
Ivica Zubac who has played at the Center position has averaged 8.6 points per game in addition to 4.5 dribbles on an average.
The return of Nicolas Batum has been a huge positive for the side with the shooting guard pitching in with 17 points apart from his 3-point conversion of 41.4%.
Cory Joseph has played 9 games in this season who has averaged 11.9 points apart from 5.1 assists per game.
Isaiah Stewart has been up to the task with an all-field ability that has been evident in 32 outings. He has an impressive field conversion of 57.1 in addition to 6 rebounds in every appearance.
Josh Jackson who is the shooting guard came up with 10 points and 2 assists in 26 minutes while the small forward Sadiq Bey has come up with 10.9 points per game along with 3.5 dribbles.
Killian Hayes looked unfazed when he was shouldered some responsibility against Kings as he added 11 points.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
It is very clear that the Clippers are doing a great job in the Western conference while the Pistons are having a forgettable season in the other conference. Looking at the outright predictions by Oddschecker and SMarkets, it is clear that the Clippers have kept their 3rd favorite tag intact with their opponents staring at a non-postseason finish this time around.
On the other hand, the FiveThirtyEight have almost declared Clippers as the winners with a huge chance of 91% while their opponents have an uphill task here.