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2021 NBA Handicapping
(4-15) Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10-11)
Date: Sunday, November 28th
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons +415 | Lakers -525 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -10.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
The Detroit Pistons will face the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time following the dramatic and intense first meeting that LA won (121-116). Cade Cunningham registered his first career triple-double but that didn’t even take top billing.
Rather it was the melee that began when LeBron James took exception to an Isaiah Stewart elbow and swung his closed fist to extricate himself with it landing directly to Stewart’s face opening a gash that blood poured from.
Last season, the squads played twice with each team taking one victory. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Pistons in 209 of their 343 matches.
Leading into this match the Pistons arrive riding a five-game losing streak having lost 96-107 to the Clippers on Friday. Isaiah Stewart was back grabbing 12 rebounds, a steal, a block, and scoring four points following his two-game suspension.
While it might all be pre-hype, it will be interesting to see if there is any jostling between the fiery Pistons forward and the Lakers on Sunday.
Five Pistons scored in double-figures with Jerami Grant leading the charge dropping a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Trey Lyles scored 13 while each of Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph, and Frank Jackson scored 10 points.
Although the Pistons made a late charge by scoring 40 points compared to the 66 points the Clippers put up in the first half put the game too far out of reach.
Detroit shot 36.7 percent from the field and 24.2 percent from the perimeter as they struggled to outmaneuver the Clippers defense.
Los Angeles Lakers
While the first game back from an opposite coast road trip is never easy it also shouldn’t be as hard as the Lakers made their Friday night triple-overtime 137-141 loss to the Kings which was downright ugly at times.
The Lakers attempted 44 triples and hit 15 (34.1 percent) and had 19 turnovers that led to 22 points. While 62 paint points and 52 rebounds were positive it’s important to remember the teams played three additional overtime periods and LA still only managed 14 fast breakpoints.
James and Anthony were both back having each missed a game but it didn’t matter as they failed to hang onto their 13 point lead. James delivered a double-double of 30 points and 11 assists plus seven rebounds but he shot 2 of 13 from deep.
Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double (29 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists). Davis (23), Malik Monk (20), and Carmelo Anthony (16) scored in double-figures.
In the final overtime, LA closed within two points but Davis committed a clear path foul and as Buddy Hield nailed the free throws, the camera panned to LeBron’s face I couldn’t help wondering if James was revisiting the decision to nix the Kings trade in order to get Westbrook.
The other very relevant substory is LeBron James is listed as questionable to play on Sunday with “abdominal” as the reason.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pistons are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers have won twice in seven games with one victory requiring overtime (Pacers). The other was against this Pistons crew who LA had to battle to get the victory which resulted in the melee leading to James’ eviction for a flagrant act and a one-game suspension after the fact.
I’m half expecting to hear about a players-only meeting prior to the match Sunday given what’s at stake and because the Lakers know the Pistons are going to be playing freely with nothing to lose and determined to make a statement after the loss last week.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons +10.5
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