Free NBA Pick: Lakers vs. Pistons NBA Odds
Looking for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Lakers taking on the Pistons on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Little Caesars Arena. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Los Angeles Detroit matchup.
(31-36) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons (34-33)
Friday, March 15 finds the Los Angeles Lakers traveling to the Detroit Pistons. The Lakers arrive on the tail end of a back to back having played the Raptors on Thursday in Toronto. Prior to that match, the Lakers bested the Bulls in Chicago on Tuesday. The Pistons last played Wednesday in an embarrassing 74-108 loss to the Heat.
Last year the teams split their two games and the Lakers took the initial game this season. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Pistons in 206 of their 338 matches.
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James continues his tour through his former conference with the knowledge he likely will be watching many of these teams in the playoffs from home. Tough to digest given he single-handedly ruled these squads the past eight seasons.
The Lakers have endured a season mired in injury and drama and while not technically eliminated the odds are stacked against the King returning to the playoffs let alone making a ninth straight finals appearance.
To that end, the latest injury news surrounds Brandon Ingram being shut down for the season due to deep venous thrombosis in his arm. Ingram was playing the best ball of his career prior to this diagnosis.
Furthermore, if this is a similar situation to Chris Bosh’s blood clots it could end his playing days. And, even if less threatening, how open wiill teams be to trade for Ingram? Lonzo Ball (ankle) will also miss the remainder of the season.
Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) and Lance Stephenson (toe sprain) will be out Thursday with Josh Hart (knee tendinitis) questionable.
The Pistons were rolling winning seven of eight games and suddenly seem to have lost their mojo or teams have figured out the tweaks Dwane Casey made to his squad.
Detroit came back to earth with a thud losing their last two games by 28 and 34 points respectively. The loss to Brooklyn was a critical gaffe given both teams are vying to land the sixth seed with the hope of facing the Pacers instead of one of quartet presumed to be a harder out (Bucks, Raptors, 76ers, Celtics).
Dwane Casey suggested the Pistons didn’t play to their identity but then they came out in the very next match suffering an even worse loss to the Heat. Only three players broke double digits with Blake Griffin’s 13 points being the high mark.
Reggie Jackson took a couple of hits in previous games and left the match versus the Heat after stepping on his own player’s foot and tweaking his ankle. His presence is uncertain for this match.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 6-4 in last 10 head to head contests
- Lakers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- Over is 10-4 in Pistons last 14 overall.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction
The line is off as of posting but a score prediction is below.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons win on fresh legs
With the Lakers on a back to back, on the road and now trying to tank the Pistons should get the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 110- Lakers 103
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