Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 2/10/2024 Preview and Pick


Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Clippers

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024

Location: Arena in Los Angeles, CA

TV: Bally Sports SoCal Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Clippers (34-16) will try to beat the Detroit Pistons (8-43) on Saturday.

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The Pistons faced off with the Trail Blazers and walked away with a win by a score of 128-122 in their last game. Detroit ended the game having earned a 48.4% FG percentage (45 of 93) and knocked down 16 of their 27 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 22 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 71.0%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 45 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 26 assists for this contest while creating 15 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In relation to defense, Detroit allowed 46.1% from the floor on 41 out of 89 shooting. Portland doled out 29 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Portland snagged 38 boards (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Portland finished the game at 87.9% at the free throw line by converting 29 of their 33 tries. They also knocked down 11 of their 30 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Pistons ended up with 23 and the Trail Blazers finished the game with 27 fouls.

Jalen Duren is one player who was a contributor for this game. Duren shot 60.0% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also pulled down 22 boards. He accounted for 27 points on 9 of 15 shooting.

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Detroit will enter this game with a record of 8-43 for the campaign. They average 113.3 points per game (23rd in basketball) while hitting 47.6% from the field. The Pistons are hitting 36.4% on shots from downtown (576 of 1,582) and 77.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Detroit is pulling in 43.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,347 assists so far this year, which is 16th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 21.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.

When they are on the defensive end, the Pistons have forced 11.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They give up 38.0% on shots from downtown while they are 27th in the NBA in PPG allowed (122.3). The Pistons defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 49.5% (2,269 of 4,586) and they concede 42.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,363 relinquished for the season.

When they last stepped on the court, the Clippers went home defeated by a final of 117-106 when they played the Pelicans. The Clippers pulled down 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 37 in this matchup. They turned it over 19 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Pelicans committed 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 22 of them for a clip of 84.6%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles converted 12 of 32 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Clippers finished the game shooting 36 for 78 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.2%. The Clippers allowed the Pelicans to bury 47 of their 88 attempts from the floor which had them at 53.4% in this matchup. They finished 37.5% from distance by shooting 12 of 32 and ended up shooting 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). In relation to attacking the glass, Los Angeles allowed New Orleans to snag 38 in total (8 on the offensive side).

James Harden ended up being a factor for the Clippers for this game. Harden had 19 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for this contest. He made 6 of 11 in this matchup giving him a rate of 54.5%, and had 8 rebounds.

Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 34-16 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are hitting on 49.6% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the NBA. Los Angeles has accumulated 5,926 pts so far this year (118.5 per contest) and they grab 43.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.2 times per contest (18th in the league) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Clippers are responsible for committing 19.4 fouls per contest and they hit 81.2% from the free throw line.

The Clippers defensively are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per contest with 112.4. They are forcing 13.5 TO’s every game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the field (7th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense allows 35.8% on 3-pointers (628 of 1,755) and their opposition knocks down 77.7% of their foul shots. They allow 26.1 dimes and 41.6 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 10th and 5th in the NBA.

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Los Angeles

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