NBA Betting Pick of the Week: Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers

We are nearing the halfway point of the 2019-20 NBA regular season, and it's starting to become easier to separate them contenders from the pretenders. There are plenty of juicy betting matchups around the NBA this week, but one game on Thursday night really stands out. The Los Angeles Clippers host the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Betting pick of the Week.

The Los Angeles Clippers enter the week with a record of 23-11, but they are starting to gain momentum. The Clippers just beat the Lakers on Christmas Day, but are still in second place. Detroit comes into the week with a record of 12-21, and their playoff hopes are fading fast. The Pistons have lost six of their last seven games, and this game won't be easy.

Clippers Have Plethora of Weapons

The Los Angeles Clippers are led by Kawhi Leonard, but Paul George and Lou Williams are both excellent scoring options as well. The Clippers are averaging 115.3 points per game this season, while allowing just 108.8 points per game. Los Angeles would love to clean up the defense as the year goes along, but they can outscore almost any team they play.

Leonard leads this team with 25.6 points per game, but he is capable of pouring in 40 points on any given night. Point guard Lou Williams has chipped in with 20 points per game off of the bench, and is also leading the team with six assists per game. The Clippers are still waiting on George to get back to full strength, but they won't need him in this one.

Pistons Need More Guard Play

The Detroit Pistons have been inconsistent on both ends of the floor, and their lack of healthy guards has played a huge role. Detroit is scoring just 109 points per game, while giving up over 111 points per game. The Pistons have had some terrific performances on their home floor this season, but they have won just four of their first 15 road games.

Center Andre Drummond has been the lone bright spot for the Pistons this season, and he will likely be an All Star again. Drummond leads the team with 18 points per game, and leads the entire NBA with over 14 rebounds per game. Veteran Derrick Rose has poured in over 16 points per game, but he has battled injuries off and on throughout the season.

Clippers Cruise to Win Over Pistons

The Detroit Pistons were supposed to be a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference this season, but that just hasn't been the case. Detroit has dealt with a ton of injuries, and they just don't have the guard play to win many games. The Los Angeles Clippers have dealt with injuries as well, but this is a deep and complete team. Los Angeles is a title contender this season, and they roll in this game. Bet the Los Angeles Clippers over the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Betting Pick of the Week.