Lakers play host to the Pistons
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-3 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Detroit Pistons as those teams hit the hardwood at the Staples Center on Sunday night.
And totals bettors might be paying close attention to this matchup on Sunday, as the UNDER has paid out at the sportsbooks in each of the last six meetings between the Lakers and the Pistons since December 2009.
This season the Lakers are 4-7 overall and 6-5 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 3-5 and 4-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Los Angeles is 6-5 on the OU, and Detroit is 6-2.
The Lakers sit at No. 23 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 21 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pistons will win this game 92-88.
The Pistons were a 97-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pistons grabbed a 97-90 win over the Kings on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from Josh Smith at Sleep Train Arena.
The Lakers were an 89-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jodie Meeks went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Memphis defeated Los Angeles, 89-86 at STAPLES Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 20 in the league with 41.88 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 10.18 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 25 with 5.75 per contest.
Detroit home to New York, Tuesday, November 19th
Los Angeles home to Golden State, Friday, November 22nd