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Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers in NBA odds tilt

Los Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons
8-8November 29, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills6-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Los Angeles when they hit take on the Pistons on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

The Pistons sit at 6-9 (7-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 8-8 (11-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 9-6 OU, and Los Angeles is 8-8 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pistons installed as -5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 202.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Pistons and the No. 20-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 93-91 result in favor of the Pistons.

The Lakers were a 99-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brooklyn was scorched by Nick Young for 26 points as the Lakers defated the Nets 99-94 in NBA action on Wednesday.

The Pistons were a 99-79 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Chicago and falling 99-79 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 9 in the league with 44.38 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 24-ranked team at 5.93 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 1 with 10.44 per contest.

A few Lakers at Pistons trends to consider:
LA Lakers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
LA Lakers is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Detroit is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Detroit is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Portland, Sunday, December 1st
Detroit home to Philadelphia, Sunday, December 1st