Lakers vs. Pistons - 3/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (23-39) at Los Angeles Lakers (16-46)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, TWC SN
The Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Detroit Pistons hope to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 10.6 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is shooting 39.4 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are shooting just 41.5 percent from the field and 23.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pistons lack of offense is the reason for their losing streak, and they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games SU when scoring less than 100 points.
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The Los Angeles Lakers hope to snap a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 105.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.5 points and seven rebounds while Jordan Hill is averaging 12.3 points and eight rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.7 assists and Wayne Ellington is shooting 42.9 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers have scored 94 or less points in three straight games and have lost 16 straight games when scoring less than 100 points. The Lakers just haven’t been able to overcome their mountain of injuries this season, and they’ve put together a 9-21 SU record on their home court.
The Pistons are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Pistons are the healthier team and is still somewhat playing for something with a playoff race not impossible. I'll take Detroit on the road and lay the small number.