Despite this Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers game being one of the season’s most lopsided NBA basketball games, there is value to be had somewhere as far as betting is concerned. And we can always make it entertaining, even when the best Western Conference team faces the worst Eastern Conference one. Find our Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers player props and picks below, featuring Jaden Ivey and James Harden!
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Our favorite Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers player props picks include Jaden Ivey knocking down three or more three-pointers at +124 odds and James Harden recording 33 or more points, rebounds, and assists at -110 odds.
Jaden Ivey Over 2.5 Three-Pointers (+124)
Maybe we will get burned because of recency bias, but Jaden Ivey has been hooping this past week. And he has hit a boatload of threes recently, too. In fact, Ivey has hit the Over on this line in three of his past four games and in four of his past six. Not bad for plus-money odds. In those six games, Ivey has averaged six three-point attempts per game on 61.1% shooting from behind the arc.
Again, that’s not bad, especially since it seems that he is taking that next step in his own personal evolution on the floor. The Pistons need Ivey to be a three-level scorer for them to have any chance of competing in games like this- or any game at all, actually.
Another key point to consider here is that the Pistons just moved on from Bojan Bogdanovic, who took more than 15 field goal attempts per game. Does it come as any surprise that in the past two games, both of which Bogdanovic was sidelined due to an inevitable trade, Ivey posted 26 and 37 points, eclipsing 21 field goal attempts in those games? If it does, it shouldn’t.
Lastly, this new-look Los Angeles Clippers team hasn’t exactly been world-beaters in their perimeter defense. They have allowed opponents to knock down 36.1% of their attempts with Harden playing and roughly 40% in their past three games. Los Angeles knows that it can simply outshoot the Pistons, so the sense of urgency on the defensive end of the floor won’t be there. We love Ivey’s threes in this spot.
James Harden Over 32.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-110)
Our only real concern with this James Harden PRA prop is a blowout, as the Clippers are facing the Pistons; however, he might get to this number through three quarters anyway.
Harden has been extremely productive in three of his past five games, slaughtering the Over on this line against Atlanta, Miami, and Washington. He can absolutely do the same against this shorthanded Detroit Pistons squad. This season, Detroit has allowed opposing point guards to record the third-most assists and to score the third-most points of any team in the NBA. That’s great news for us.
Further, Detroit’s defense on the road this season has been inexplicably bad; it has the second-highest (worst) defensive rating away from its home floor in the league. The Pistons have allowed opponents to knock down just shy of 50% of their field goal attempts and 40% of their three-point attempts. Woof.
Harden really seems to be finding his footing in this offense and on this team. His rebounding and scoring are more consistent, and he flirts with double-digit assists nightly. He should have a field day against Cade Cunningham.