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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#563 Detroit
Pistons 221
#564 Los Angeles
Clippers -7.5

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 3:35pm

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Game Stats

Detroit Pistons

17 - 23

17-22
ATS
18-21
O/U
106
PPG
109
OPPG

Los Angeles Clippers

24 - 17

24-17
ATS
24-16
O/U
115
PPG
114
OPPG

The L.A. Clippers are set to host the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

Pistons’ offense stumbling south

Following a hot start out of the gate, the Pistons have stumbled a bit as the season has worn on with them stumbling south of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has dropped eight out of their last 10 games played including their last four contest. Much of this has come from their struggles offensively ranking as one of the least productive teams in the league on that end of the floor. The Pistons are currently 24th in the NBA averaging 106.9 points per contest along with being 29th shooting 43.5 percent from the floor and 32.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 27th with 21.8 assists per contest. This has continued to see them head south in the month of January currently ranking 28th averaging 102.2 points, 23rd shooting 44.3 percent shooting from the field, and 18th with hitting 34.4 percent from 3-point range.

This has overshadowed the strong play of former All-Star big man Blake Griffin putting together a career-best campaign where he’s averaging a career-high 25.1 points along with 8.3 rebounds per contest. In the first five games in the month of January, Griffin has taken an uptick with 27.8 on 52.5 percent shooting from the field along with 6.0 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. He currently has 15 games with at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists per contest along with 29 games with 20-or-more points, and 12 games with 30-plus points. Andre Drummond has also been a major factor leading the league with 17 games with at least 15 points and 15 rebounds along with eight contests with 20 rebounds. He is currently third with 32 double-doubles as well as posting 15 double-doubles in last 17 games played. If the Pistons hope to get out of their recent funk it will need their frontcourt charge lead the way against the Clippers.

Clippers looking to get back on track

Through the first half of the season, the Clippers have been one of the most consistent teams in the league that has been fueled by their balanced play on both ends of the court. It has seen them push their way into the playoff picture holding one of the top teams in the stacked Western Conference. Much of this has seen them take offensively as one of the best scoring teams with their deep roster that is filled with scoring punches both on the court and off the bench. They are currently fourth with 115.6 points per contest along with being eighth shooting 47.4 percent, third with 38.2 percent from beyond the arc. This has pushed them toward the top of the conference but have hit a little bit of a stumble over the last 10 games having split them and are coming off a disappointing 121-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

This has seen their frontcourt duo of Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris lead the way offensively with their respective career-best campaigns. Gallinari is on track to set career-highs in scoring (19.5 points), rebounding (6.1 rebounds), field goal percentage (45.6) and three-point percentage (44.9). There has been no other player in league history that has averaged 19.o points along with 6.0 rebounds while shooting over 45.0 percent from three-point range on over three attempts per game for a single season. Meanwhile, Harris is currently averaging career highs in scoring (21.0 points), rebounding (8.0 rebounds), field goal percentage (50.2), three-point percentage (42.7). There has also not been any player in league history has averaged at least 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting over 43.0 from three-point range in a single campaign. Their balanced play offensively should see them push forward for a bounce-back win at home on Saturday night.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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The Pistons have continued to trend south over the last couple of weeks while their offense has been at the forefront of their struggles. Meanwhile, the Clippers are eyeing a bounce-back performance on their home floor. Their balanced attack should be enough to push them back on track.

Prediction: Clippers -8

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Although the Clippers possess one of the league’s top scoring offenses, the Pistons have struggled tremendously to fill it up on a nightly basis. This alone should make it difficult for the teams to push past the over/under line. Keep in mind, the under is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in Los Angeles.

Prediction: Under 221

Drew Donald

Drew Donald has been a lifelong sports fan that has been quite passionate about football, basketball, and baseball. He has spent much of every day keeping up with the latest trends and games across each sport in the country. Drew Donald has expertise in covering and analysis each sport behind his five years of experience as a sports writer for various websites.

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