Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 17-21. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 107.2 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 22-19. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-19-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 17-19-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-23-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-24-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
01/07/19 C Zaza Pachulia Leg is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/28/18 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is out indefinitely
12/26/18 SF LeBron James Groin is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond averages 17.1 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%. Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 18.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Brandon Ingram averages 16.5 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Detroit averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 47.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Los Angeles is 10th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Lakers are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Los Angeles is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Lakers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +2
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