Stephen Nover Free Friday Play

On November 25, 2016, in Free Picks, NBA, by Stephen

Clippers at Pistons Under 201 1/2

Playing the day after Thanksgiving can be a flat spot for NBA teams since all were idle on Turkey Day.

The Clippers, for instance, took in the Vikings-Lions game. The Pistons were enjoying the holiday at home with their minds fresh from the historic announcement that the team will move from the Palace of Auburn Hills to play downtown next season when the new Little Caesars Arena opens.

So these teams may not be mentally sharp for this matchup. They also happen to have impressive defensive credentials.

The Clippers rank No. 1 in defensive field goal percentage and fourth in scoring defense holding foes to 97.1 points per game. This mark includes holding the Pistons to 82 points in their earlier meeting this season. Detroit ranks 26th in scoring averaging 97.4 points a game. The Pistons are in the bottom-eight in field goal percentage and their free throw percentage is ruined by Andre Drummond.

Detroit is one of these bad road-good home team types. The Pistons have surrendered only 88.1 points during their their first eight home contests. They should play with a lot of intensity in this early-season revenge spot.


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