Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons 11/21/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (8-8) are on their way to Little Caesars Arena on Sunday where they will meet the Detroit Pistons (4-10).
The Lakers took the court against the Bucks and took a loss by a final of 109-102 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Lakers walked away with 19 and the Bucks finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They converted 12 out of their 37 attempts from long range. Milwaukee ended up shooting 70.8% from the free throw line by making 17 of 24 tries. Furthermore, Milwaukee snagged 43 rebounds (9 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Milwaukee distributed 52 dimes and had 22 steals for this game. When discussing defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 46.0% from the floor on 40 out of 87 shooting. They also recorded 24 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In relation to grabbing boards, they collected 48 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Lakers converted 10 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 41.7% field goal percentage (40 out of 96) and converted 12 of their 43 3-point attempts.
Talen Horton-Tucker is someone who was a contributor in the game. He walked away with 25 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins and also pulled down 12 boards. Horton-Tucker shot 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a mark of 8-8 on the season. They are averaging 109.3 points per game (9th in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Lakers are connecting on 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (186 of 536) and 74.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 46.3 boards per game and has accounted for 382 dimes so far this season, which ranks 7th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 17.1 times per game and as a group they commit 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 16.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are ranked 26th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 412 conceded so far this season. The Lakers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.4% (664 of 1,464) and they surrender 47.8 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 28th in basketball in opponents PPG (112.3).
For their last game, the Pistons went home victorious with a score of 97-89 when they faced the Pacers. The Pistons pulled down 34 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 42 for the matchup. They gave up possession 12 times, while recording 13 steals in this matchup. The Pacers committed 18 fouls in this contest which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for 28 tries. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about shots from distance, Detroit buried 8 of their 28 attempts (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons went 34 for 80 from the floor which had them sitting at 42.5%. The Pistons allowed the Pacers to knock down 33 of their 79 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8% in the game. They shot 24.3% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 37 and ended up going 14 out of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). Regarding rebounds, Detroit permitted Indiana to get 36 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Cory Joseph ended up being important for the Pistons in this matchup. He buried 7 out of 11 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and earned 5 rebounds. Joseph had 18 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 2 dimes in the game.
Detroit has a record of 4-10 for the campaign. The Pistons have committed 18.6 fouls per contest and they go 76.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 21.4 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.7 times per game. Detroit has earned 1,375 pts on the season (98.2 per contest) and they grab 42.4 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are connecting on 40.8% from the floor, which is 30th in the league.
The Pistons on defense are ranked 19th in the league in points allowed per game with 107.6. They are forcing their opponents into 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.1% from the floor (30th in basketball). The Detroit defense surrenders 39.8% on three-point shots (175 of 440) and their opponents are connecting on 75.6% of their free throw shots. They surrender 23.2 dimes and 44.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 16th and 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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