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
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -215 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +178 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 234 points.
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%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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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%).
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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