Lakers vs Pistons Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, December 11, 2022

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The Los Angeles Lakers (10-15) visit the Detroit Pistons (7-21) at Little Caesars Arena, tipping off at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 11, 2022. The Lakers are 5.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is set at 234 points for this matchup.

How to bet Lakers vs. Pistons

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -215 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +178 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 234 points.

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Lakers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Lakers vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Lakers are 10-15-0 against the spread this year. Los Angeles has come away with four wins in the seven contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Lakers games this year have gone over the point total 50% of the time (14 out of 28 games with a set point total).

In the Pistons’ 28 games this year, they have 15 wins against the spread. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 26 total times this season. Motor City has finished 6-20 in those games. Pistons games this season have gone over the total in 16 of 28 opportunities (57.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 22 27.5 12.3 2.5 1.3 2.3 0.4
LeBron James 18 25.7 8.8 6.4 1.2 0.6 2.3
Lonnie Walker IV 22 16 2.3 1.6 0.8 0.4 2
Russell Westbrook 24 14.6 5.6 7.5 1 0.4 1.2
Austin Reaves 25 10.9 3 2.1 0.5 0.3 1.2

Pistons

Pistons Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bojan Bogdanovic 27 20.3 3.6 2.4 0.6 0 2.5
Jaden Ivey 24 15.3 4.6 4.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
Saddiq Bey 24 14.8 4.5 1.8 0.9 0.2 1.5
Alec Burks 15 13.7 2.8 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.9
Isaiah Stewart 21 11.9 8.7 1.3 0.4 0.8 1.5
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Lakers vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is 12th in the NBA with 114.5 points per game so far this year. At the other end, it ranks 25th with 116.3 points allowed per contest. The Lakers are scoring 115.2 points per game this season at home, which is 1.4 more points than they’re averaging in road games (113.8). The Lakers have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 119.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 5.1 points more than the 114.5 they’ve scored this season.

Los Angeles has been coming up short in terms of threes this year, ranking second-worst in the NBA in treys made per game (9.7) and worst in three-point percentage (31.8%). Of the shots taken by the Lakers in 2022-23, 65.9% of them have been two-pointers (77% of the team’s made baskets) and 34.1% have been threes (23%).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Detroit is the fifth-worst team in the league in points scored (109.6 per game) and fourth-worst in points conceded (116.8). The Pistons score 111 points per game at home, and 108.6 away. The Pistons have performed better offensively over their past 10 games, tallying 110.1 points per contest, 0.5 more than their season average of 109.6.

With 11.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.4% from beyond the arc, Detroit is 20th and 18th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Pistons take 37.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.3% of the Pistons’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 70.7% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Lakers, and we expect that Pistons will cover the spread (Lakers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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