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(17-21) Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers (22-19)
Date: Wednesday January 9
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -2
NBA Betting Total: 218
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The Pistons played well on Monday but still lost by double-digits, at home, to the Spurs.
That’s just how good the Spurs are going now. They played to a 130 offensive rating, turned it over fewer than nine percent of their possessions and even won the offensive rebounding battle.
Detroit shot close to 55 percent and turned it over less than ten percent of the time, themselves. Blake Griffin had 34 points with the Spurs playing two big men. He was hitting shots from all over the field. The team only shot 9-for-32 from 3-point range, though.
Thing is, that’s kind of just normal for the Pistons, who simply don’t have any good outside shooters. Griffin was one of three players to hit multiple triples. Reggie Bullock went 3-for-12 and Luke Kennard went 2-for-4.
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles got a pleasantly surprising win on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak and give them their second victory since losing LeBron James on Christmas Day.
The Lakers beat the best home team in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks, with a 107–97 win. Brandon Ingram out-scored Luka Doncic, 29–27, and the Lakers’ defense turned the Mavs over eighteen times in the win.
Kyle Kuzma returned from injury and played 37 difference-making minutes for the Lakers, despite only shooting 4-for-20. But just having another aggressive offensive threat and outside shooter on the floor made all the difference for the rest of the Lakers.
From now, through January 21, the Lakers will play a game every other day. They hope James will be back before then. He’s set to re-evaluated this weekend with the hope of returning to play next week.
Until then, and even afterward, they’ll take what they can get out of Michael Beasley, who is back with the team after the loss of his mother. He scored thirteen points in ten minutes against Dallas.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-4 in DET last 13 vs. Western Conference.
- Under is 14-4-1 in LAL last 19 home games.
- Under is 8-3 in LAL last 11 overall.
- Head to Head: Under is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction: Lakers at home.
Kuzma gives the Lakers a decent option to defend Griffin in the starting five. Just holding him from a huge night seems to be all that’s needed to beat the Pistons.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers -2
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 105 – LA 113
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