Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 11/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Los Angeles Lakers will go up against the Detroit Pistons at Crypto.com Arena on Friday.
The Pistons faced the Raptors and ended up losing by a score of 115-111 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Pistons left the arena with 23 and the Raptors totaled 27 personal fouls. They converted 8 of 27 attempts from 3-point land. Toronto went 96.4% at the free throw line by making 27 of their 28 shots. On top of that, Toronto snagged 42 boards (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Toronto distributed 27 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Detroit allowed 48.8% from the field on 40 of 82 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected 39 with 11 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Pistons made 31 of their 43 tries for a percentage of 72.1%. Detroit finished the game with a 45.5% FG percentage (35 of 77) and converted 10 of 31 shots from downtown.
Jaden Ivey is a guy who was a contributor for the game. Ivey went 37.5% from the floor and also distributed 8 assists. He was on the court for 34 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. He scored 21 points on 6 out of 16 shooting.
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Detroit comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 3-12 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 22.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 316 dimes for the season, which is 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pistons are connecting on 32.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (165 of 504) and 77.9% from the free throw line. They average 108.5 points per outing (27th in the NBA) while hitting 42.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 25th in the league in allowing assists with 385 relinquished this season. The Pistons defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (654 of 1,366) and they surrender 47.1 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 34.1% on shots from distance while they are 29th in the NBA in PPG allowed (118.2).
The last time they took the court, the Lakers walked away with a victory by a final of 116-103 when they played the Nets. Regarding team rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Brooklyn to pull down 41 in all (8 offensive). They shot 25.9% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 27 and finished the game at 24 of 31 at the free throw line (77.4%). The Lakers permitted the Nets to convert 36 of their 80 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.0% in this game. When all was said and done, the Lakers went 44 for 91 from the field which had them at 48.4%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles converted 11 out of 27 attempts (40.7%). They were able to convert 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 85.0%. The Nets were called for 17 personal fouls for the game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 3 steals in the matchup. The Lakers were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 45 in the matchup.
Anthony Davis ended up being a factor for the Lakers for the game. Davis scored 37 points in his 34 mins of playing time and totaled 2 dimes in the matchup. He converted 15 out of 25 in this game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and accumulated 18 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 3-10 on the season. As an offense, the Lakers are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is 25th in the NBA. Los Angeles has accumulated 1,415 pts for the season (108.8 per contest) and they average 44.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.5 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per game. The Lakers commit 20.4 fouls every game and they hit 78.6% from the charity stripe.
The Lakers on the defensive side of the court are 21st in the league in PPG given up with 115.4. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (20th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (152 of 446) and their opponents are making 77.2% of their foul shots. They have allowed 26.2 assists and 47.6 rebounds per game, which is 20th and 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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