Sunday, December 6, 2015
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 3-16 and a road record of 2-10. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.6 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 11-9 and a home record of 7-2. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 30% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.8 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Reggie Jackson averages 20.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 17 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 37%.
Los Angeles averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.5 per game. The Lakers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Detroit averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 57.8 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 8th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Pistons force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
10/26/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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