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Pistons open as NBA underdog vs Clippers

Los Angeles ClippersDetroit Pistons
Dec 17, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons Odds

17-6TEAM RECORD7-19

The Pistons will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Clippers at The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA wagering action.

This season the Pistons are 7-19 overall and 11-15 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 17-6 and 14-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Detroit is 12-14 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 14-9.

View LA Clippers vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pistons installed as 7-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 20 and the Clippers sitting at No. 2. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-94 result in favor of the Clippers today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 94 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 6 at 93.8 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 48% per game.

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.1 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 111-85 winner on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Saturday, running Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 111-85 score at Bradley Center.

In their last action, Detroit was an 88-77 loser at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (165) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pistons endured an 88-77 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Greg Monroe at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a win are 9-1

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Clippers at Pistons trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Detroit
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 11 games
Detroit is 14-3 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Detroit is 14-4 SU in their last 18 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games

Next up:
LA Clippers home to New Orleans, Wednesday, December 19
Detroit at Toronto, Wednesday, December 19

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