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NBA odds preview - Pistons vs. Clippers

Detroit PistonsLos Angeles Clippers
March 18, 3:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

16-28TEAM RECORD25-18

The Clippers will be trying to slam the Pistons on Sunday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

The Clippers sport records of 25-18 and 22-20-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pistons sit at 16-28 and 21-22-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-24 for the Clippers and 25-19 for the Pistons.

View Detroit vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pistons are listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 190.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Clippers and the No. 27-rated Pistons in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-89 win for the Clippers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 97.5 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 16 at 96.1 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 98.4 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 109-101 result against the Suns on March 16. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit suffered a 109-101 loss against Phoenix on Friday, getting 23 points from Rodney Stuckey in a losing effort at US Airways Center.

The Clippers were a 95-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers grabbed a 95-91 win over the Rockets on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Chris Paul at STAPLES Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Pistons at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 11 games on the road
Detroit is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
Detroit is 14-3 SU in their last 17 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Denver, Wednesday, March 21
LA Clippers at Indiana, Tuesday, March 20