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NBA: LA Lakers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 11/29/2023

The Los Angeles Lakers (10-8) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (2-15) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Little Caesars Arena and televised on NBA. Both the Lakers and Pistons will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Los Angeles’ most recently played the 76ers and lost with a final score of 138-94. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Lakers couldn’t cover the spread as +5.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 231 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Over the Lakers’ last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 10-8. On the road this season, the Lakers have posted a 3-6 record, whereas they have a 7-2 record at home.

So far, Los Angeles’ ATS record is below .500 at 7-11. The Lakers maintain an ATS record of 4-5 on the road, while they have a 3-6 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pistons is coming off a loss to the Wizards in their latest game, ending with a score of 126-107. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Pistons also couldn’t meet the spread, coming up short as -2.5 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 233 points fell short of the set over/under line of 237.5.

So far this season, the Pistons have a record of just 2-15, as they look to pick up a win over the Lakers. Across 17 games, the Pistons have a 2-9 record when facing Eastern Conference teams, and they have a 0-6 record in non-conference games.

Detroit has an ATS record of 7-10 for this season, which includes their current two game losing streak against the spread. In their last two road games, Detroit has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 4-5 on the road as opposed to 3-5 at home.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

In 18 games games, Los Angeles has an average of 111.8 points per game (19th). So far, Los Angeles is averaging 100.5 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Los Angeles is a candidate to move up the rankings in points per game, as not only do they play an up-tempo style of basketball, but they have one of the better effective field goal percentages in the NBA (54%).

Pistons Offense Breakdown

This season, the Detroit offense is ranked 27th in the NBA in scoring at 109.6 points per game. So far, the Pistons are averaging 99.5 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 23rd in the league in field goal percentage 23rd%.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 113.7 points per contest.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Lakers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.1% from downtown.

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So far, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 22nd in the league at 117.7 points per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.8% and allowing 36.7% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Lakers And Pistons

In today’s game, we anticipate LeBron James leading the scoring for the Lakers, contributing 23 points while shooting 8/14 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25.1 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds.

On the other side, Cade Cunningham is our projected leading scorer for the Pistons. We have him ending the game with a team-high 13 and grabbing 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 40.6% and is averaging 22.2 points per contest.

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  • Across their ten previous road games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Pistons offense has averaged 107 points per game while allowing an average of 117. Detroit posted an overall record of 1-9 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Pistons have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Detroit posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • The Lakers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Lakers vs Pistons Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Lakers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 112-104. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Lakers at -7.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228.5, and our model predicts the Lakers and Pistons to score a combined 216 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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