Pistons host Lakers in basketball action
Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons Odds
Detroit looks to cover the Pistons-Lakers pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 18-29 mark when they host Los Angeles in NBA action.
The Pistons bring a 18-29 record (22-25 ATS) to the battle against the 21-26 Lakers, who are 19-28 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 23-23-1 so far and the Lakers go 24-22-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 13 and the Lakers sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-97 result in favor of the Lakers today.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 25 at 100.9 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.4 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 111-100 result against the Timberwolves on February 1. The Lakers covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Lakers got a 22-point performance from Pau Gasol, who added 12 rebounds as Los Angeles ran past Minnesota 111-100 on Friday at Target Center.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 117-99 winner as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Pistons covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pistons got 20 points from Kyle Singler as Detroit ran past Cleveland 117-99 on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Brooklyn are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Lakers at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Detroit
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
LA Lakers at Brooklyn, Tuesday, February 5
Detroit at New York, Monday, February 4