There are a few ways that the Pistons-Clippers game on Sunday night could go down. It will be the final game of a busy Sunday slate. It could be a shocking win for a Detroit team that has no clue who will play how many minutes. The Clippers would truly win by 40, and it would shock nobody. Or, it could come to the wire, and Kawhi could deliver.
The Pistons continue to shuffle through starting point guards, even though they are all healthy at this point. It is nice to see lottery pick, Killian Hayes finally back, though he is shockingly losing playing time to Cory Joseph. The only explanation for that one is that Dwane Casey loved Joseph so much in Toronto that he has opted to let him just run wild with it.
LA has dealt with some injuries, but the roster is in capable hands right now. Rajon Rondo had 15 points and nine assists the other night, while Reggie Jackson has been showing out since Lou Williams was dealt to Atlanta. Whether or not PG is in the lineup, this team is going to be dangerous. Hopefully, they get Ibaka back soon. He’s been gone for a while now.
ODDS: Of course, LA is favored to win. The spread is LAC -11, with the over/under set at 219.5 points.
Pistons Seeking Major Upset
The Pistons have picked up some impressive wins; there’s no doubt about that. But, the lineup is changing every night, and besides Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant, there are no consistent starters that they have. It is nice to see Plumlee back after he suffered a concussion earlier in the week and had to miss a game. He’s had a tremendous year with his new team.
Grant has come in and provided scoring at rates nobody could have foreseen. Josh Jackson is also having a career resurgence in his new home and could be a promising piece during the rebuild. They brought in Dennis Smith Jr. from NY and may have a diamond in the rough in Saben Lee as well. The problem is that 14/15 of their players were not here during the 2019-20 year. So it’s a major feeling out process.
Clips Seeking Home Victory
Most bettors will have the Clippers winning this one, and you can’t blame them. They’ve got talent, healthy or not, and are well-coached by Ty Lue. He’s come in during his first year steering the ship and taken the team out of the rocky waters. It’s been terrific to see him lead them to win after win.
The only problem is that the Suns and Jazz have both been so good this year that the wins they do have aren’t enough to put them inside the top two. The Nuggets also have the best record over the last seven weeks, leaving them outside of the top three. Come playoff time, all that matters is winning four out of every seven. But it’s tough.
Clippers by Two Touchdowns
Sorry Detroit, maybe next time. A big Clipper win will cap off the NBA Sunday slate.
FREE PLAY: LAC -11
OVER/UNDER: OVER 219.5
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