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(5-2) Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers (2-4)
Date: Tuesday October 31th
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -4
NBA Betting Total: 209
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The most surprising team thus far in the NBA, the Detroit Pistons are making moves as they recorded their fifth win by knocking off the once unbeaten Los Angeles Clippers. As for the other LA team, the Lakers are hoping to bounce back from a two game losing streak.
After nearly two weeks of play, the Detroit Pistons are your Eastern Conference leaders. And they got to this point in incredible fashion, winning both games of a road back-to-back against the Clippers and Warriors.
They withstood a furious fourth quarter charge from the Warriors on Sunday night, holding on for a 115-107 victory.
The Pistons, the winners of three in a row, forced the Dubs into a staggering 25 turnovers and scored 63 points in the second half, overcoming a 14-point deficit. They sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 record.
The Pistons (5-2) are through the hardest two games on their three-game trip west and have the two best wins of any team in the NBA except for maybe the Memphis Grizzlies (5-1), who have beaten the Houston Rockets at home and on the road, and the Warriors at home
After beating the defending champions, there should be smiles in the locker room, and the Pistons now roll into the Staples Center on Tuesday to face the Lakers with a quiet confidence they haven’t had in awhile.
Following a disappointing finish last season, the Pistons are playing with a team concept of motion offense and ball movement that gives different players a chance to shine every night.
In their seven games they’ve had four different leading scorers and have had an array of players making contributions off the bench.
Los Angeles Lakers
Facing the league’s best defense on the second night of back-to-back, the Lakers ended up like most teams in this situation. Los Angeles was held to its lowest point total of the early season and shot just 38.3 percent in a 96-81 loss to Utah.
Poor outside shooting was the most glaring issue for the Lakers. Though Lonzo Ball who was just 1-of-14 on 3-pointers in his previous three games cashed three triples, his teammates were not so accurate, combining to shoot 2-of-16 from deep.
It further plunged the Lakers’ 3-point percentage, which was already second-lowest in the league at 28.7. While Brandon Ingram led the Lakers (2-4) with 16 points largely off his long-stride slashing and four steals, a lack of ball movement also cost the team.
Furthermore, head coach Luke Walton felt that the Lakers who entered the game running the league’s fastest pace allowed Utah (3-3) to control the speed of the game.
The Jazz excel when grinding the game down to the slowest pace possible, and did just that, as their methodical, pass-happy offense outproduced L.A.’s work-in-progress attack.
As leader of the Lakers’ young players, Ball personally took responsibility for much of his team’s struggles. Ball, who has already established himself as one of the league’s best passing and rebounding guards, also finished with only four assists and two boards against five turnovers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central.
- Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
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4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +5
Los Angeles plays well at home as it will be difficult for Detroit to keep winning against these top teams. However if they do, watch out…
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 97 – Los Angeles 95
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