Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 12/11/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Los Angeles Lakers are on their way to Little Caesars Arena on Sunday where they will go up against the Detroit Pistons.
The Lakers played the Raptors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 126-113 in their last game. Los Angeles walked away from the game having earned a 42.5% FG percentage (37 out of 87) and made 7 of their 33 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Lakers made 32 of 35 attempts for a rate of 91.4%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 46 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists for this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When talking about defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 44.3% from the floor on 47 of 106 shooting. Toronto dished out 25 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Toronto snagged 54 boards (17 offensive, 37 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Toronto went 83.3% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 24 attempts. They also made 12 of their 43 tries from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Lakers ended up finishing with 17 while the Raptors accumulated 22 personal fouls.
Thomas Bryant is a player who was a major contributor in the game. Bryant finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. He played 32 mins played and also snagged 5 boards. He recorded 16 points on 3 of 5 shooting.
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Los Angeles will take the court with a win-loss mark of 10-14 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.4 fouls per game. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 45.8 boards per game and has earned 584 assists so far this year, which ranks 25th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Lakers are shooting 31.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (231 of 729) and 80.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.2 points per outing (12th in basketball) while shooting 46.9% from the floor.
On defense, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 14th in basketball in giving up assists with 624 conceded for the season. The Lakers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.3% (1,056 of 2,279) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 33.3% from 3-point land and they rank 21st in the league in PPG allowed (115.6).
The last time they took the court, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 104-98 when they played the Pelicans. Concerning how they rebounded, Detroit allowed New Orleans to snag 50 in total (10 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 29.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 of 27 and finished the contest at 18 of 23 from the free throw line (78.3%). The Pistons permitted the Pelicans to knock down 39 of 85 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.9% for the contest. When all was said and done, the Pistons finished shooting 35 for 90 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.9%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Detroit knocked down 15 of 42 tries (35.7%). They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.3%. The Pelicans were called for 21 personal fouls for this game which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Pistons snagged 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 42 for this game.
Saddiq Bey ended up being important for the Pistons for the contest. He knocked down 9 out of 17 for the matchup for a rate of 52.9%, and had 4 rebounds. Bey tallied 25 points in his 24 minutes on the court, but left the arena with no assists.
Detroit has a mark of 7-20 so far this season. The Pistons are responsible for committing 22.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 21.9 times per game (28th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game. Detroit has totaled 2,967 pts for the season (109.9 per contest) and they collect 42.4 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Pistons are shooting 44.7% from the floor, which is 29th in the NBA.
The Pistons on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the NBA in points given up per game with 116.9. They have forced 14.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.4% from the field (27th in basketball). The Detroit defense concedes 34.9% on 3-point shots (317 of 908) and opponents are connecting on 79.1% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 25.3 dimes and 45.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 15th and 24th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit and under the total points
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