Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+10.5)
STAPLES Center is the site where and the Los Angeles Lakers (17-6) will take on the Detroit Pistons (5-16) on Saturday. Detroit opens this matchup as 10.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 224.5.
The Detroit Pistons played the Utah Jazz and took a loss by a score of 117-105 in their last game. Detroit walked away from the contest having earned a 41.9% FG percentage (39 out of 93) and made 9 out of their 27 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Pistons converted 18 of 20 tries for a percentage of 90.0%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled 46 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 18 assists for the matchup while having 7 steals and 5 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, Detroit allowed 46.3% from the field on 38 of 82 shooting. Utah doled out 23 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Jazz collected 44 boards (8 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Utah finished the game at 86.2% when shooting free throws by making 25 of 29 tries. They also converted 16 out of their 42 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jerami Grant is someone who was a factor for the contest. He recorded 27 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He played 38:27 mins and also totaled 4 rebounds. Grant went 50.0% from the field and distributed 4 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Pistons was Mason Plumlee. He had 14 boards and had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 63.6% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 7-of-11 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Plumlee was on the hardwood for 28:16 minutes.
Detroit comes into this game with a mark of 5-16 this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Detroit is snagging 43.1 rebounds per contest and has tallied 496 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 21st in basketball in terms of passing. The Pistons are shooting 35.7% on three-point attempts (272 of 761) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 108.2 pts per contest (24th in the NBA) while hitting 42.8% from the field. On the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game and they draw 21.6 fouls. They are conceding 39.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 22nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.9). The Pistons are giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (334 of 453) and they surrender 45.9 boards per game as a unit. They are 13th in the league in allowing assists with 527 relinquished so far this season.
When they last played, the Los Angeles Lakers went home victorious with a score of 114-93 against the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in this matchup. They also blocked 7 shots while earning 10 steals for this game. The Nuggets were called for 23 fouls in this contest which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a rate of 63.6%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Los Angeles buried 8 of their 24 tries (33.3%). When the game finished, the Lakers finished shooting 46 out of 81 from the field which gave them a rate of 56.8%. The Lakers allowed the Nuggets to make 36 out of their 92 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 39.1% in the game. They finished 28.6% from distance by shooting 8 of 28 and ended up shooting 13 of 15 at the free throw line (86.7%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Denver to snag 43 overall (16 on the offensive side).
LeBron James ended up being a major contributor for the Lakers in the matchup. He made 12 out of 19 for this contest for a field goal rate of 63.2%, which had him finishing with 27 points. James totaled 10 boards in his 35:27 mins of time on the court and added 10 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Dennis Schröder. He was able to score 21 points in his 29:50 mins on the court by way of 7 of 9 shooting in this contest. Schröder wrapped this one up going 77.8% from the field and also contributing 4 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 17-6 on the year. Los Angeles has tallied 2,573 points so far this year (111.9 per game) and they collect 45.4 rebounds per game. The Lakers commit 18.4 fouls every game and they connect on 74.7% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lakers are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.7 times per game (15th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. The Lakers on defense are ranked 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 103.6. The Los Angeles defense allows 34.1% on three-point shots (246 of 722) and opponents are making 76.6% of their foul shots. They relinquish 23.8 dimes and 41.3 rebounds per game, which is 10th and 3rd in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+10.5)
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