Pistons vs. Clippers Recommended Bet 11/17/22

by | Last updated Nov 17, 2022 | nba

Detroit Pistons (3-12 SU, 8-7-0 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8-7 SU, 7-7-1 ATS)

When: Thursday, November 17th, 10:30 PM (ET)

Where: Crypto.com Arena, CA, Los Angeles


Point Spread: DET +9/ LAC -9 (BetOnline – Awesome live betting! Tons of free plays offered! Play poker, casino and bet on games all from the same account! FASTEST crypto payouts online!

Total: 215.5

Money Line: Detroit Pistons +319/ -410

Notable Injuries


  • Cory Joseph (Questionable) Hip
  • Isaiah Stewart (Out) Toe
  • Cade Cunningham (Out) Shin


  • Kawhi Leonard (Out) Injury Management
  • Paul George (Questionable) Hand
  • Luke Kennard (Doubtful) Calf

Recent Form

The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 3-12. So far, the team has gone 8-7-0 against the spread. Over the Pistons’ current 4 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -9.5 points per game.

Detroit is trying to bounce back from a 115-111 loss to the Raptors. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdog on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Detroit was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Raptors by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Jaden Ivey, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 37.5% of his shots.

So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 8-7, while going 7-7-1 vs the spread. Looking back on the Clippers’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 106 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.

Los Angeles will be gunning to get in the win column vs Detroit, as they previously lost to the Mavericks by a score of 103-101. However, because they entered as 6 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Even though Los Angeles made a substantial comeback in the 2nd half, it was not enough to make up for their 22 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Paul George, as he contributed 23 points while hitting 53.8% of his shots.

The Historicals

The Clippers are coming off a season in which they defeated Detroit in both of their games, winning by scores of 107-96 and 102-96. Last year, the Pistons saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Clippers, averaging 99.0 points per game. While the Pistons struggled on offense in the series, the Clippers maintained their usual level of scoring at 106.5 vs Detroit. Although the Pistons have the better ATS mark across the previous 5 head-head matchups at 2-1-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Los Angeles, as they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 106. In these contests, they averaged a combined 220 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

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This season, the Detroit offense is ranked 29th in the NBA in scoring at 108.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.0 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 1st, with an average of 22.7 made free throws per game.

Against the Clippers, the Pistons will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 22nd in points allowed.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Pistons’ 2nd leading scorer, Cade Cunningham. In his 12 games, Cunningham is averaging 19.92 points per game while dishing out 6.0 assists and grabbing 6.17 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Bojan Bogdanovic, who leads the team and is 44th in the NBA at 20.13 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 50.0% of his field goal attempts while taking 15.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.

The Clippers come into today’s game as the 30th ranked scoring offense at 104.9 points per game. So far, the Clippers are averaging 97.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. If the Clippers offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 19th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.


So far, the Clippers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 11th in the league at 108.39 points per contest.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up to the game is the availability of Paul George, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch available as George leads the team in scoring at 24.36 points per game while Morris Sr. is 2nd at 15.0. For the season, George is 24th in the NBA in usage rate and 78th in player efficiency. Behind him, Morris Sr. has taken 14.4% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 51.3%.

Betting Trends

  • Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
  • Pistons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Clippers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Pistons sure look like a team content to tank another season to get the number one pick. In doing so, they’d have one heck of a collection of young players. If you look at their recent form, you’ll see that they’re getting beat and by fairly substantial margins. I’m laying the points with the Clippers! Bet your NBA predictions for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% real cash bonus up to $500 when you use bonus code PREDICTEM at Betnow Sportsbook!