The Detroit Pistons (8-44) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (28-26) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on SN-LA. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.
Pistons vs Lakers
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pistons is coming off a loss to the Clippers in their latest game, ending with a score of 112-106. While the Pistons lost the game straight-up, they did manage to cover the spread as +16.5 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 218 points remained below the established over/under line of 236.
In their previous five games, the Pistons are 2-3 and have an overall record of 8-44. When playing against other Eastern Conference teams, the Pistons are 5-25 in 52 games and have gone 3-19 in non-conference games.
Currently, Detroit holds an above .500 ATS record of 26-25 so far this year. On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 14-11 compared to a 12-14 record vs. the spread at home.
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
The Lakers clinched a 139-122 win over the Pelicans in their previous game. Heading into the game, the Lakers were the underdogs at +2.5 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 237.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
With today’s matchup against the Pistons, the Lakers are hoping to add to their overall record of 28-26, which is above .500. When playing away from home, the Lakers are 10-17 compared to their 18-9 record at home this season.
Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 24-30 so far this season. Los Angeles has gone 12-17 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 12-13 when playing as underdogs.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
The Pistons come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 113.2 points per game.
This season, the Pistons have been an average offensive team, averaging 113.2 points per game (23rd). On the road, they have been slightly better, averaging 114.6 points per game (17th).
So far, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Pistons are 16th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are 22nd in two-point shooting percentage (53%). From three-point range, they are 18th at 36%.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
In 54 games games, Los Angeles has an average of 116.5 points per game (13th).
At home, the Lakers are averaging 117.1 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 116.5 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.4% of their games.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in pace at 101 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 6th overall at 49%. When it comes to two-point shooting, they are 9th in the NBA with a 56% success rate.
So far, the Lakers have been one of the top teams at getting to the free-throw line, averaging 24.6 attempts per game (5th). They are also 6th in free throws made at 19.1 per contest.
Pistons Team Defense
On average, the Detroit defense is giving up 122.1 points per game (27th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Detroit struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Clippers, giving up 14. For the game, Los Angeles scored 112 points in the game.
Lakers Team Defense
The Lakers’ defense is presently ranked 18th in the league, allowing an average of 117.1 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Pelicans, the Lakers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 122 points.
Key Players For The Pistons And Lakers
In today’s game, we anticipate Cade Cunningham leading the scoring for the Pistons, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.4 points per game, in addition to 4 rebounds.
On the other side, LeBron James is our projected leading scorer for the Lakers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 51.9%, and he is contributing 24.8 points per game on average.
Pistons vs Lakers Trends
- In their last five road games, Detroit has averaged 123 points per game while allowing 119 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
- Across their five previous home games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 118 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Pistons have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Lakers have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 2-3 against the spread.
We’re putting our money on the Lakers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 117-94. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Lakers at -11.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 238 and our model has the Pistons and Lakers finishing with a combined 211 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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