Dec 17th, 2012 by PJ LaFerla
The Los Angeles Clippers will be on the road this Monday night, December 17, as they head to Motown for a betting matchup against the Detroit Pistons that is set to take place at the Palace of Auburn Hills, with tip off schedule for 7:35 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers have set the line to the advantage of the visiting team in this contest, listing the Clippers as a -7 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at 192 points.
The Clippers enter this matchup on a nine-game winning streak and now own a 17-6 straight up record, which is good enough for first place in the Pacific Division. They are 14-9 against the spread, but just a modest 5-5 on the road. They are also 11-8 this season when laying the chalk.
The Pistons have lost four consecutive games and are now just 7-19 straight up on the season. Against the spread they are slightly better with an 11-15 mark, including 5-7 at home. In the underdog role, which has happened 19 times for the Pistons this season, they have covered 8, while dropping 11 contests.
The Clippers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a contest where they covered the point spread, but they are just 2-5 versus the number in their last seven games played on the road.
Eight of the Clippers last 11 games have gone over the posted total.
The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last five games played on a Monday, but 0-4 ATS in their last four versus teams in the Western Conference.
Detroit has gone over the posted total in five of their last seven games played overall.
This game is a mismatch in every sense of the word. The Clippers should roll right over the Pistons for an easy victory and point spread cover.
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