Lakers vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, November 18, 2022

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The Los Angeles Lakers (3-10) hit the court against the Detroit Pistons (3-13) as 8-point favorites on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 10:30 PM ET on SN-LA. The over/under is 226 points in this contest.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -305 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +244 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 226 points.

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Lakers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-LA
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Lakers vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Lakers have played 13 games, with three wins against the spread. Los Angeles was defeated in both of the games it has played as odds-on favorites this season. The Lakers have gone over the point total in 43.8% of their opportunities this year (seven times in 16 games with a set point total).

The Pistons have eight wins against the spread in 16 games this year. Detroit has won 14.3% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (2-12). The Pistons have hit the over 62.5% of the time this year (10 of 16 games with a set point total).

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 10 24.9 8.8 6.9 1.1 0.7 1.7
Anthony Davis 12 24.3 11.2 2.5 1.3 1.8 0.3
Lonnie Walker IV 11 16.5 2.5 1.7 1.1 0.6 1.8
Russell Westbrook 12 16.3 5.5 7.2 1.2 0.4 1.5
Troy Brown Jr. 11 9.5 5.1 0.8 0.8 0 1.3


Pistons Leaders
Cade Cunningham 12 19.9 6.2 6 0.8 0.6 1.4
Bojan Bogdanovic 16 18.9 3.3 2 0.4 0 2.6
Jaden Ivey 15 15.1 4.7 3.8 1.3 0.3 1.4
Saddiq Bey 16 14.7 4.4 1.4 0.8 0.2 1.6
Isaiah Stewart 15 12 9.3 1.3 0.5 0.7 1.2
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Lakers vs. Pistons Injury Report

Lakers: Max Christie: Out (Health Protocols), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Questionable (Back), LeBron James: Questionable (Adductor), Anthony Davis: Probable (Back)

Pistons: Isaiah Stewart: Out (Toe), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is averaging only 108.8 points per game (fifth-worst in NBA), but it has played better at the other end, where it is allowing 115.4 points per game (21st-ranked). The Lakers are posting 111 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 5.6 more points than they’re averaging in road games (105.4).

It’s been a difficult stretch for Los Angeles in terms of three-pointers, as it is recording only 9.5 made threes per game (second-worst in NBA) and is sinking just 30.7% of its attempted treys (worst). The Lakers are attempting 59.1 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 65.5% of the shots they’ve taken (and 76.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.1 treys per contest, which are 34.5% of their shots (and 23.5% of the team’s buckets).

What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

In 2022-23, Detroit is second-worst in the NBA on offense (107.4 points scored per game) and fourth-worst on defense (116.8 points conceded). At home, the Pistons average 110.6 points per game. Away, they average 104.3. While the Pistons are averaging 107.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, tallying 106.1 points per contest.

In 2022-23 Detroit is 25th in the league in 3-point makes (10.7 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (32%). In 2022-23, the Pistons have taken 38.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.7% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 28.8% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 71.2% have been 2-pointers.

Lakers vs. Pistons Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Lakers, and we expect that Pistons will cover the spread (Lakers -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226 points.

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How to bet Lakers vs. Pistons

You can bet on Lakers vs. Pistons at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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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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