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    Trends and Indexes

    Friday, February 9

    Good Luck on day #40 of 2018!

    NOTE: As information becomes available, we will attempt to post the trends and indexes as soon as possible.Information is posted from what we believe are reliable sources.Any opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the posting member or BettorsChat.

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    Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

    — Arizona State 80, USC 78— Trojans’ last three losses are by total of six points.

    — North Carolina 82, Duke 78— Duke scored 49 points in first half, 29 in second.

    — North Texas 67, UAB 60— Mean Green is 7-4 in C-USA; last five years, they were 30-60.

    — UCLA 82, Arizona 74— Bruins made 11-24 behind the arc; this is only their 2nd road win.

    — Tennessee State 64, Belmont 56— Pretty big upset in the OVC.

    — Tulsa 91, Tulane 89 OT— Tulsa was 29-40 on foul line; they were down 10 at the half.


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    Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Random thoughts from the desert……

    13) One of things that I like about is Las Vegas is sitting in the sportsbook, watching games, and thinking…….last night, I was thinking about how this website can improve.

    Came up with couple of ideas, one of which will start in April— I think you’ll enjoy it, and one will take place next fall— some people might not like this one as much, but hopefully it’ll make this site a better one to read and one you can profit more from reading.

    12) Cleveland Cavaliers made three trades Thursday; they dealt six players, acquired four, and hopefully improved their team.

    11) Someone on ESPN Thursday afternoon casually mentioned that “Isaiah Thomas might come off the bench for the Lakers.” Not long after, a message appeared on ESPN’s crawl that Thomas’ agent had texted someone at ESPN, saying “Thomas WILL NOT COME OFF THE BENCH for the Lakers.” Apparently someone is really sensitive about what he hears on TV.

    10) I’ve spent 17 years of my life involved with basketball teams- I did a lot with analytics and numbers to help the head coach make decisions.

    If I ever got back into this, one of things I’d change is making sure a player who assisted on a 3-point shot would get credit for 1.5 assists— would have to make a new category, but you get my point. Passing for a foul shot or 3-point basket needs to be recognized, not just 2-point baskets.

    9) Upsets of the Night:
    UL-Monroe (+12) 66, Georgia Southern 64
    North Texas (+10) 67, UAB 60
    UCLA (+9) 82, Arizona 74
    Monmouth (+8.5) 72, Iona 50
    Tennessee State (+7.5) 64, Belmont 56
    Wisconsin (+5.5) 78, Illinois 69

    8) One of the new and not necessarily better features of the Westgate sportsbook is an increased interest in hockey- they had the volume up on the hometown Golden Knights’ game Thursday night, instead of UCLA-Arizona, with Pasch/Walton on the mike. No bueno.

    7) Question of the Day: What would you do if you were worth $10 billion? I was watching a movie on TV last week about the guy who founded Facebook- he has to be pretty damn rich now, right? He is 33 years old and is worth $73 billion, 73 freakin’ billion dollars.

    What does he do every day that keeps him interested? Having a sick amount of money is great, but you have to have something that makes you jump out of bed in the morning. I wonder how the really rich people stay motivated? What makes them get up in the morning?

    6) Dodger pitcher Ross Stripling went to seven weddings this offseason, including his own; five of the seven were guys on the Dodgers getting married.

    5) Manhattan College is in the Bronx, not Manhattan; Long Island University is in Brooklyn, not on Long Island.

    4) Toronto Raptors’ guard Kyle Lowry gave $1M to his alma mater Villanova, so they can re-do the locker room facilities in their fieldhouse.

    Seems like a lot of cash, but Lowry has struck gold in the NBA- he has a 3-year, $90M contract, so giving away $1M of it ain’t such a big deal, but its a big deal to Villanova— it is the largest gift they’ve ever gotten from a former athlete.

    3) Portland Trailblazers hired former referee Don Vaden, to serve as a consultant who offers advice on league rules, background on referee personalities and tendencies, and knowledge on how to avoid or draw fouls. Good idea.

    2) 49ers gave QB Jimmy Garoppolo a 5-year, $137.5M contract, which is a lot of cabbage for a guy with seven NFL starts— he did win all seven of them.

    1— Why do college basketball teams have timeouts on the court while NBA teams have them on the bench, where they’re supposed to be?

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    Friday, February 9


    Pelicans won seven of last ten games with Philly; they’re 3-2 vs spread in last five games in this building. Five of last seven series games stayed under. New Orleans lost four of its last five games; they’re 9-8 as road underdogs. Three of their last four games went over. 76ers lost four of their last six games; they covered their last six games as home underdogs. Under is 5-3 in their last eight games.

    Blake Griffin against his old team. Clippers lost last two games with Detroit, after winning previous eight; they’re 1-2-1 vs spread in last four visits to the Motor City. Over is 6-3-1 in last ten series games. Clippers won four of their last five games; they’re 7-2 in last nine games as road underdogs. LA’s last five games went under the total. Pistons won their last five games; they’re 3-8 in last 11 games as home favorites. Over is 6-1 in their last seven games.

    Road team won seven of last nine Cleveland-Atlanta games; Cavaliers are 2-3 vs spread in last five games in this arena. Over is 9-1 in last ten series games. Cleveland is 4-3 in its last seven games; they’re 0-9 in last nine games as road favorites. Three of their last four games stayed under the total. Hawks lost six of their last nine games; they’re 6-3 vs spread in last nine games as home dogs, 7-3-1 if they played nite before. Last three Atlanta games stayed under.

    Celtics won their last five games with Indiana; last four series games went over. Pacers are 1-3 vs spread in last four visits to Boston. Indiana won six of its last nine games, they’re 2-6 in last eight games as road underdogs. Over is 5-2-1 in their last eight games. Celtics won five of their last six games; they’re 5-8 in last 13 games as home favorites. Three of their last four games stayed under.

    Miami won its last four games with the Bucks; over is 5-3 in last eight series games. Milwaukee is 1-3 vs spread in last four visits to south Florida. Bucks won seven of their last eight games; they’re 7-4 in last 11 games as road underdogs. Last eight Milwaukee games stayed under total. Heat lost its last five games; they’re 4-12-1 as home favorites. Last three Miami games went over the total.

    Minnesota won its last four games with Chicago; they’re 4-1 vs spread in last five visits to the Windy City. Under is 5-3 in last eight series games. Timberwolves lost their last five road games; they’re 7-5-1 vs spread as road favorites. Four of their last six games stayed under. Bulls lost their last seven games (0-6 vs spread in last six); they’re 9-7 as home underdogs. Seven of their last nine games stayed under.

    Rockets won their last five games with Denver; three of last four series games stayed under total. Nuggets are 3-2 vs spread in last five visits to Houston. Denver won six of its last eight games; they’re 1-4-1 in last six games as road favorites. Four of their last five games went over the total. Houston won its last six games; they’re 4-9 vs spread in last 13 games as home favorites. Under is 7-3 in their last ten games.

    Home side won last eight Charlotte-Utah games; Hornets are 1-3-1 vs spread in last five visits to Utah. Under is 7-3 in last ten series games. Charlotte is 3-4 in its last seven games, 8-10-2 as road underdogs, 4-4 if they played night before. Four of their last five games went over the total. Jazz won its last seven games (6-1 vs spread); they’re 4-12 in last 16 games as home favorites. Four of their last five games went over.

    Home side won last five Portland-Sacramento games; Blazers are 3-2 vs spread in last five visits here. Seven of last nine series games stayed under total. Portland lost three of its last four games; they’re 3-3-1 if they played night before, 5-4 as road favorites. Five of their last seven games stayed under. Sacramento is 4-3 in its last seven games; they’re 0-5 in last five games as home underdogs. Over is 5-5 in their last ten games.

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    Trend Report
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    LA CLIPPERS @ DETROIT
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Clippers's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
    Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

    NEW ORLEANS @ PHILADELPHIA
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
    Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
    Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

    CLEVELAND @ ATLANTA
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
    Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
    Atlanta is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Cleveland

    INDIANA @ BOSTON
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Boston
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
    Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
    Boston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games

    DENVER @ HOUSTON
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
    Denver is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Denver

    MILWAUKEE @ MIAMI
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games on the road
    Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
    Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee

    CHARLOTTE @ UTAH
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
    Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah
    Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

    MINNESOTA @ CHICAGO
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
    Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games

    PORTLAND @ SACRAMENTO
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
    Portland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Sacramento
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento's last 9 games when playing Portland
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 10 games at home


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    Friday, February 9



    New Orleans @ Philadelphia

    Game 801-802
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    New Orleans
    116.202
    Philadelphia
    123.710
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 7 1/2
    226
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 5 1/2
    221 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Philadelphia
    (-5 1/2); Over

    LA Clippers @ Detroit


    Game 803-804
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    LA Clippers
    115.023
    Detroit
    122.534
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Detroit
    by 7 1/2
    223
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Detroit
    by 3
    217
    Dunkel Pick:
    Detroit
    (-3); Over

    Cleveland @ Atlanta


    Game 805-806
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Cleveland
    118.737
    Atlanta
    117.665
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Cleveland
    by 1
    209
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Cleveland
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Cleveland
    N/A

    Indiana @ Boston


    Game 807-808
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Indiana
    119.872
    Boston
    118.698
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Indiana
    by 1
    197
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Boston
    by 5
    204 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Indiana
    (+5); Under

    Milwaukee @ Miami


    Game 809-810
    February 9, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Milwaukee
    121.339
    Miami
    120.486
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 1
    205
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Miami
    by 1 1/2
    198 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Milwaukee
    (+1 1/2); Over

    Minnesota @ Chicago


    Game 811-812
    February 9, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    121.367
    Chicago
    116.290
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Minnesota
    by 5
    221
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Minnesota
    by 7
    215 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Chicago
    (+7); Over

    Denver @ Houston


    Game 813-814
    February 9, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Denver
    117.473
    Houston
    126.981
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Houston
    by 9 1/2
    214
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Houston
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Houston
    N/A

    Charlotte @ Utah


    Game 815-816
    February 9, 2018 @ 9:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Charlotte
    113.542
    Utah
    121.896
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Utah
    by 8 1/2
    201
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Utah
    by 4 1/2
    208 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Utah
    (-4 1/2); Under

    Portland @ Sacramento


    Game 817-818
    February 9, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Portland
    118.563
    Sacramento
    115.776
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Portland
    by 3
    202
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Portland
    by 6 1/2
    207 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Sacramento
    (+6 1/2); Under
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    NEW ORLEANS (28 - 25) at PHILADELPHIA (26 - 25) - 2/9/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NEW ORLEANS is 123-159 ATS (-51.9 Units) in road games in the second half of the season since 1996.
    PHILADELPHIA is 77-55 ATS (+16.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 40-23 ATS (+14.7 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 34-20 ATS (+12.0 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 55-38 ATS (+13.2 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    PHILADELPHIA is 33-19 ATS (+12.1 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 16-4 ATS (+11.6 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    NEW ORLEANS is 17-7 ATS (+9.3 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHILADELPHIA is 3-2 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
    NEW ORLEANS is 3-2 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    LA CLIPPERS (27 - 25) at DETROIT (27 - 26) - 2/9/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    LA CLIPPERS are 110-144 ATS (-48.4 Units) in February games since 1996.
    LA CLIPPERS are 91-123 ATS (-44.3 Units) after 3 or more consecutive unders since 1996.
    LA CLIPPERS are 211-267 ATS (-82.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DETROIT is 2-2 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
    LA CLIPPERS is 3-2 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    CLEVELAND (31 - 22) at ATLANTA (17 - 38) - 2/9/2018, 7:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ATLANTA is 7-7 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
    CLEVELAND is 10-4 straight up against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
    11 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    INDIANA (30 - 25) at BOSTON (40 - 16) - 2/9/2018, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    BOSTON is 33-20 ATS (+11.0 Units) in all games this season.
    BOSTON is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    BOSTON is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game this season.
    INDIANA is 216-165 ATS (+34.5 Units) on Friday nights since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BOSTON is 5-4 against the spread versus INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
    BOSTON is 6-3 straight up against INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MILWAUKEE (30 - 23) at MIAMI (29 - 26) - 2/9/2018, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MILWAUKEE is 365-438 ATS (-116.8 Units) in the second half of the season since 1996.
    MILWAUKEE is 53-99 ATS (-55.9 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins since 1996.
    MIAMI is 75-60 ATS (+9.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    MIAMI is 142-109 ATS (+22.1 Units) in February games since 1996.
    MIAMI is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    MIAMI is 7-16 ATS (-10.6 Units) in home games this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MIAMI is 6-3 against the spread versus MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
    MIAMI is 6-3 straight up against MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MINNESOTA (34 - 23) at CHICAGO (18 - 35) - 2/9/2018, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MINNESOTA is 20-32 ATS (-15.2 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
    MINNESOTA is 53-82 ATS (-37.2 Units) after scoring 115 points or more since 1996.
    MINNESOTA is 37-60 ATS (-29.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
    MINNESOTA is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    CHICAGO is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in non-conference games this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MINNESOTA is 4-0 against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
    MINNESOTA is 4-0 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    DENVER (29 - 25) at HOUSTON (40 - 13) - 2/9/2018, 8:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DENVER is 5-3 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
    HOUSTON is 5-3 straight up against DENVER over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    CHARLOTTE (23 - 31) at UTAH (26 - 28) - 2/9/2018, 9:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CHARLOTTE is 56-73 ATS (-24.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    CHARLOTTE is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) as an underdog this season.
    CHARLOTTE is 23-44 ATS (-25.4 Units) in road games against Northwest division opponents since 1996.
    CHARLOTTE is 174-218 ATS (-65.8 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
    CHARLOTTE is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) after 3 or more consecutive overs this season.
    UTAH is 39-24 ATS (+12.6 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHARLOTTE is 4-1 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons
    CHARLOTTE is 3-2 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    PORTLAND (30 - 25) at SACRAMENTO (17 - 36) - 2/9/2018, 10:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    PORTLAND is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SACRAMENTO is 4-4 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
    PORTLAND is 7-2 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    NBA Game of the Day: Clippers at Pistons betting preview and odds
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    Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons (-3, 216)

    The Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons pulled off the first blockbuster deal ahead of the NBA's trade deadline when star power forward Blake Griffin moved east late last month. Griffin will get a chance to show his old team just how much fun he's having with his new one when the Pistons host the Clippers on Friday.

    It was assumed that the Griffin deal, which brought shooting guard Avery Bradley and small forward Tobias Harris to the Clippers, was the start of a roster rebuild for Los Angeles, but instead the team made a move toward the future this week by signing leading scorer Lou Williams to a three-year extension. "It was nice for the organization to commit to me the same way I've committed to these guys this year," Williams told reporters on Wednesday. "In years past, these scenarios don't usually go my way, so it was nice for one to go my way and (for me to end up) somewhere I wanted to be. ... It's just nice to have that one consistent -- you know you're going to be somewhere for an extended period of time." Griffin is thriving with his new team and contributed a team-high 25 points to a 115-106 win over Brooklyn on Wednesday. The Pistons have yet to lose with Griffin in the lineup and are winners of five in a row following an eight-game slide.

    TV:
    7 p.m. ET, ESPN, FS Prime Ticket (Los Angeles), FS Detroit

    LINE HISTORY:
    Griffin and his new team opened as 2.5-point home faves against his former squad and are now up to -3. The total hit the board at 215.5 and has been bet up a half-point to the current number of 216.

    POWER RANKINGS:
    Clippers (-3.7) - Pistons (-2.8) + home court (-3) = Pistons -2.1

    INJURY REPORT:


    Clippers - PG M. Teodosci (Questionable Friday, foot), PG A. Rivers (Questionable Friday, Achilles), PG J. Evans (Out indefinitely, abdominal), PG P. Beverley (Out for season, knee), PG C. Williams (Out indefinitely, ankle).

    Pistons - PG J. Nelson (Questionable Friday, trade), SG D. Buycks (Questionable Friday, illness), PG R. Jackson (Late February, ankle), PF J. Leuer (Out for season, ankle).

    MATCHUP CHART:




    ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (27-25, 28-23-1 ATS, 27-25 O/U):
    Williams is going through a shooting slump while making 15-of-57 shots from the field over the last three games, but Los Angeles won the last two contests and four of five to stay in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff spot. The last two wins came with some help from Harris, who scored 24 points in his team debut on Saturday and followed it up with 19 in a 104-101 triumph over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Bradley got off to a slower start with eight points in Saturday's win before finding a rhythm and delivering 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting against the Mavericks.

    ABOUT THE PISTONS (27-26, 26-25-2 ATS, 24-28-1 O/U):
    Griffin took over down the stretch offensively on Wednesday, scoring 11 of his 25 points in the final 7:20, and added seven assists and a pair of steals to his totals. "He's that caliber of player," guard Reggie Bullock told the team's website of Griffin. "He makes the game easy -- bully his way through pretty much anybody. We give him the ball in the right positions and he makes the right plays." Griffin got some help on the other end Wednesday from center Andre Drummond, who contributed 17 points and an NBA season-high 27 rebounds to go with three steals and two blocks.

    TRENDS:


    * Clippers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight road games.
    * Pistons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
    * Under is 5-0 in Clippers last five games overall.
    * Over is 6-1 in Pistons last seven games overall.

    CONSENSUS:
    Bettors are all over the Pistons in Griffin's first matchup against his former team, with a whopping 75 percent of wagers on Detroit. When it comes to the total, 54 percent of wagers like the game to go Under the number.


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