Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/28/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (10-11) host the Detroit Pistons (4-15) at STAPLES Center on Sunday.
The Pistons faced off with the Clippers and ended up losing by a score of 107-96 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Pistons walked away with 19 and the Clippers finished the game with 14 fouls. They also made 11 of their 38 tries from downtown. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 94.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of 19 shots. Additionally, Los Angeles collected 43 rebounds (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Los Angeles earned 54 dimes and had 26 steals for the game. When talking about the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the field on 39 out of 91 shooting. They also doled out 17 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 52 with 13 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Pistons made 22 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. Detroit wrapped up the game with a 36.7% field goal percentage (33 of 90) and made 8 of their 33 three-point shots.
Jerami Grant is someone who came through in this contest. He left the arena with 20 points on 5 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Grant ended up shooting 31.3% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists.
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Detroit comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 4-15 this season. They average 98.6 points per game (30th in the NBA) while hitting 40.5% from the field. The Pistons are shooting 29.3% on shots from downtown (207 of 707) and 77.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Detroit is collecting 42.0 boards per game and has tallied 402 dimes so far this season, which ranks 27th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They are 16th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 447 conceded for the year. The Pistons are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.7% (762 of 1,596) and they surrender 46.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 38.4% on shots from distance and they are 20th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (108.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Lakers took a loss by a score of 141-137 when they played the Kings. The Lakers earned 42 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 51 in this matchup. They coughed it up 19 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. The Kings had 13 fouls for the matchup which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to make 20 of them for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning three-point shots, Los Angeles knocked down 15 out of their 44 tries (34.1%). In all, the Lakers shot 51 out of 102 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Lakers allowed the Kings to make 54 of their 120 tries from the floor which had them shooting 45.0% in the game. They shot 31.1% from three-point range by going 14 of 45 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 29 at the charity stripe (65.5%). In relation to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Sacramento to grab 40 in total (16 on the offensive side).
Russell Westbrook was important for the Lakers for the game. He knocked down 10 of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 55.6%, and had 10 rebounds. Westbrook scored 29 points in his 51 mins on the court and had 11 assists for the matchup.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 10-11 this year. The Lakers are responsible for committing 20.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 16.2 times per game. Los Angeles has scored 2,339 pts on the season (111.4 per contest) and they pull in 46.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Lakers are shooting 45.8% from the field, which ranks 12th in the league.
The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 29th in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.5. They are forcing 16.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the floor (19th in the league). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (275 of 797) and their opponents are making 72.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.8 assists and 48.3 boards per game, which ranks them 27th and 29th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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