Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 3/26/2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, March 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 4.5 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 32-40. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 33-40. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.0 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-34-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 37-34-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-37-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 29-41-3 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/25/18 F Julius Randle Ankle injured last game, is "?" Monday vs Detroit
03/24/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is OUT Monday vs Detroit
03/24/18 F Brandon Ingram Hip is "?" Monday vs Detroit
03/01/18 G Josh Hart Hand is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
03/24/18 F Stanley Johnson Gluteus left last game, is "?" Monday vs LA Lakers
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Kyle Kuzma averages 15.8 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Blake Griffin averages 21.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Andre Drummond averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.8 per game. The Lakers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 26th in the league with 103 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.77. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Pistons surrender 103.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league.
Detroit is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4.5
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