Los Angeles Lakers (14-5) at Detroit Pistons (4-14)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +9.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons meet Thursday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.8 points and 3.6 assists. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 24.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 assists. Wayne Ellington is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 12-4 in Lakers last 16 overall. The over is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Detroit and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back to back and could lack some motivation for this one, especially coming off a tight game last night against the 76ers. However, the Detroit Pistons are one of the worst teams in the league and not a club I'm looking to back at all. If both clubs were on normal rest, this would be a double digit line. Not comfortable with this much chalk, but it's Lakers or pass for me.