Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/31/2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 2-4. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per contest and giving up 108.8, which is a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 6-1-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 20.9 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Andre Drummond averages 12.9 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 14.4 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jordan Clarkson has scored 15.5 points per contest while playing 19.3 minutes per game this season for the Lakers. He hauls in 1.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Lonzo Ball averages 10 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 31% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 106 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.43 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 13.9 per game. The Pistons allow 100.6 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 21st in the NBA with 101.8 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 22.3. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 19.2. The Lakers give up 108.8 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 47.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 12th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Detroit is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Los Angeles is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Lakers are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 103, and their offensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 20th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 24th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1
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