Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 31-36. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.7 as they average 112.2 points per contest while giving up 113.9 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 34-33. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.2 points per contest and give up 107.8, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-39-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-39-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-33-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-35-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/14/19 G Josh Hart Knee is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/12/19 G Lance Stephenson Toe is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/12/19 C Tyson Chandler Neck is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/14/19 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle left last game, is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. JaVale McGee averages 11.0 points per game in 21.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Blake Griffin averages 24.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.6 per game. The Lakers allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Pistons are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Pistons surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Detroit is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -2
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