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Nov 4, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds


Detroit pays a visit to Los Angeles on Sunday, hoping to send the Lakers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

The Pistons will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lakers are 0-3 ATS. Detroit is 1-1 against the total, while Los Angeles is 3-0 versus the number.

View Detroit vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles opened as 8.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 192 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lakers rated this week at No. 7 and the Pistons sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-89 result in favor of the Pistons today.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 26 in the league with 37.5 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 23 with 5 per contest.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 92 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 92-89 loser as they battled the Suns on the road. The Pistons covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 92-89 loss against Phoenix on Friday, getting 18 points from Tayshaun Prince in a losing effort at US Airways Center.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 105-95 result against the Clippers on November 2. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kobe Bryant was dynamite, scoring 40 points and adding 6 rebounds but Los Angeles still won, 105-95, over Los Angeles on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pistons at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Detroit
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Denver, Tuesday, November 6
LA Lakers at Utah, Wednesday, November 7