Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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 Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 8.5 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 18-36. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.9 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 24-28. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.8 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 44%.
Los Angeles averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 4th with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pistons force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 112.5. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-27-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-24-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 24-28-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 26-26-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Detroit Pistons Injuries
02/07/17 C Andre Drummond Undisclosed probable Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
02/07/17 F Reggie Bullock Illness "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -8.5
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