The LA Clippers will host the Detroit Pistons at the Crypto.com Arena on 17th November.
While the two teams share a long history, since 2000, the Clippers and Pistons have played 31 matches against each other. Out of these 31 games, the LA Clippers have won 20 times, while the Detroit Pistons won 11 times. The two teams played their last game on 14th November, where the Clippers won by a score of 106:102. The last six matches played between the two teams have ended in a win for the Clippers, while the Pistons won their last game against LA Clippers in 2019.
Here is a brief review of the performance of the two teams and what we can expect from the upcoming match.
LA Clippers Statistics
The Clippers are placed in the third position in the Pacific Division, having won 8 out of 15 games played in the season so far. The team played its last game as underdogs against Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday and lost by 103:101.
The team was on the road for its previous two matches and had won against the Houston Rockets on Monday night by 122: 106. After its loss to the Mavericks, it now sits behind the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns in NBA’s pacific division.
This year, the LA Clippers are ranked 30th in the league, with their offence scoring an average of 105.21 points per game. The team is 21st in rebounding, with 42.71 boards in a night. Their field goal percentage is 47.36, putting them at 9th in the league. Paul George leads the team with 24.4 points, 4.6 assists, and 6.1 rebounds a night.
On the defence side, the Clippers have conceded an average of 107.14 points, putting them in 4th place in the league.
Detroit Pistons Statistics
The Detroit Pistons are ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the Eastern Conference, having won only three games and losing 11 games so far in the season. On Monday, the Pistons lost their match against the Toronto Raptors by a score of 111:115.
The team had struggled over the previous game and came into Monday’s game with a three-game losing streak, only to turn the count to four. The team has scored an average of 108.53 points per game and is ranked 27th in the league. The Pistons’ rebound score stands at 44.20, ranking them at 16 in the league, while their field score percentage is 42.86%. Bojan Bogdanovic is the team’s lead scorer, averaging 20.1 points, 2.1 assists, and 3.5 points per game.
The defence side of the Detroit Pistons has been a major factor behind the team’s below-par performance. The team has conceded an average of 118.20 points per game, placing them at 29th in the league. Their rebound percentage has been 47.07, placing them at 28th in the league. If they want to break their losing streak, they will have to do a better job at defence.
Detroit Pistons vs. LA Clippers Prediction
The Pistons have lost seven of their last eight games and have not landed a win in any away game till now. The team’s offence has struggled, scoring less than 110 points per game, while the defence is even lower. Moreover, the past matches between the Clippers and Pistons have gone in favour of the Clippers, and despite losing their previous match, it looks like the Clippers are in a better position to win the upcoming match as well.