Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Injury Report, Starting 5s, Betting Odds and Spread – November 17

A six-game road trip will begin with the Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, November 17th.

The Pistons are last in the Eastern Conference and tied for the NBA’s worst record, as they are 3-12 through their first 15 games. Detroit has been equally bad on both sides of the ball, as their offense and defense have both been bottom-five units. The Pistons offense currently ranks 28th in points per game and 26th in offensive rating, while their defense ranks 28th in opponents points per game and 30th in defensive rating.

The Clippers have been even more disappointing than Detroit to start the season. While the Pistons were expected to be among the NBA’s worst teams, many labeled the Clippers as title favorites. Instead, however, through 15 games, they are 8-7, sitting in ninth place in the Western Conference. The Clippers defense has been among the best in the NBA, ranking fourth in opponents points per game and second in defensive rating. However, their offense has arguably been the worst in the league. They currently rank 30th in points per game and 29th in offensive rating.

The Pistons are yet to win on the road, as they are 0-6, while the Clippers are 3-4 at home.


Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Match Details

Fixture: Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers

Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 10:30 p.m. EST

Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California


Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Injury Report

The Detroit Pistons will be without their starting point guard, Cade Cunningham, and starting center, Isaiah Stewart. Cunningham has missed the past three games with left shin soreness, while Stewart will miss his first contest with a right big toe sprain. The Los Angeles Clippers could be without their two stars, as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are both questionable. Leonard has played two games and missed the last twelve games with what the team has labeled right knee injury management, while George is dealing with a left hand contusion. Additionally, Luke Kennard is listed as out after suffering a right calf strain.

Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Injury Report

Player Team Status Injury
Cade Cunningham Detroit Pistons Out Shin
Isaiah Stewart Detroit Pistons Out Toe
Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers Questionable Knee
Paul George Los Angeles Clippers Questionable Hand
Luke Kennard Los Angeles Clippers Out Calf

Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds and Spread

Team Spread Over/Under Money Line
Detroit Pistons +9.5(-110) Over 217(-110) +340
Los Angeles Clippers -9.5(-110) Under 217(-110) -425

Odds Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook


Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Starting 5s

Pistons – PG Killian Hayes, SG Jaden Ivey, SF Bojan Bogdanovic, PF Saddiq Bey, C Marvin Bagley III

Clippers – PG Reggie Jackson, SG Terance Mann, SF Nicolas Batum, PF Marcus Morris, C Ivica Zubac


Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Prediction

While the Clippers have officially listed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as questionable, it is hard to envision either star playing against the lowly Pistons. Despite the Pistons being without two of their starters, they should manage to keep the contest somewhat close. While the Clippers will likely pull out the victory, look for it to be by no more than nine points.

Prediction: Detroit Pistons +9.5 (-110)

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