NBA Picks: Can the Detroit Pistons Exorcise Their Demons Against the L.A. Clippers?

NBA Picks: Can the Detroit Pistons Exorcise Their Demons Against the L.A. Clippers?
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To help with your NBA betting, here are our picks for tonight's games. We'll start with our prop bet picks, then to our game picks.

Prop Bets to Consider Today

Sportsbook Odds Bet Description
BetMGM -105 Nets Nic Claxton Over 11.5 points
DraftKings -105 Trail Blazers Jeremy Grant Over 25.5 points + rebounds
DraftKings +360 Pistons Marvin Bagley III to record a double-double

The player prop bets are 39-36, making $444.50 for the season wagering $50 per prop. 

Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers  

10:30 p.m. ET

Line: Clippers -9; Total: 216.5 points 

I am betting on the Pistons -9 points at BetMGM.

The Pistons least favorite team to face has been the Clippers. Since the start of the 2009 season, Detroit has gone 4-20 straight up (17%), 10-13-1 against (44%), and 10-14 on the Over-Under (44%).

As an away underdog, the Pistons have gone 3-10 SU (23%), 7-6 ATS (54%), and 4-8-1 Over-Under (33%). 

However, Detroit is 2-7 SU (22%), 6-3 ATS (67%), and 2-6-1 Over-Under (25%) when priced as a road dog of between six and 13 points when facing the Clippers since 2009.

Situational Trends and Angles

  • The Pistons are 34-19 ATS after three or more consecutive losses over the past three seasons.
  • The Clippers are 14-30 ATS in home games when the total has been between 210 and 219.5 points over the past three seasons.
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