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2021 NBA Handicapping
(14-5) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons (4-14)
Date: Thursday, January 28th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Lakers -440, Pistons +350
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
The Lakers have to be a little pissed about the loss last night to Philadelphia. Maybe they are a little distracted in this spot.
That could be good or bad for the Pistons. It could also be a rest spot for LeBron or AD or both in this one.
Detroit is not good but they did just beat that same Philly team in the last week. The NBA is wacky this season.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers no longer have the best record in the NBA. That belongs to red hot Utah now.
This will be their fourth back to back situation and that is not a scenario they have thrived in, just 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS.
LeBron James has been playing a lot of minutes lately and playing great but this looks like a spot they could rest him. No news on that yet though.
Anthony Davis has not been as much of a factor of late. Over the last couple of weeks he has been under 20 points more often than not.
L.A. remains to have a great statistical profile, second in defense and 7th in offense. There is no reason to worry about the occasional hiccup.
This is a game they definitely could be looking past though as after this they are in Boston on Saturday. Nothing trumps a Celtics/Lakers matchup for excitement and both teams are good now too.
This one might be a pass if you are just wanting to not try and guess with this team right now.
Detroit played back to back games against Philly last week and went 1-1 SU and 2-0 ATS. Then they lost to Cleveland and weren’t close. Go figure.
Blake Griffin did not play in the loss but is not on the inury report so I am guessing it was just a maintenance day for him.He is not what he once was but the Pistons still need to be at full strength if they are going to compete.
If LeBron is rested that will make things a little easier for Jerami Grant, the Pistons best player. He is scoring 24ppg and as we get deeper and deeper into the season that looks repeatable, not just a hot week or two.
It is getting enough scoring from others that is the real challenge. Wayne Ellington and Delon Wright would be a great backup backcourt but as starters they are kind of light.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite.
- Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Lakers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Lakers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in Detroit.
- Under is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
Even if LeBron is not on the court that does not swing things enough in the Pistons’ direction. Even if Davis joins him I am not sold on Detroit.
L.A. has better depth this season with guys like Dennis Schroeder, Kyle Kuzma, and Montrezl Harrell able to score enough to get them by.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers -9.5
Plus the Lakers are bringing it defensively most nights. Detroit is pretty limited when it comes to scoring beyond Grant.
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