Los Angeles Lakers (10-15) vs. Detroit Pistons (7-21)
December 11, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +5.5; Over/Under: +232
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 3 straight games. The Detroit Pistons have lost 6 of their last 8 games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.5 points and 12.3 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 25.7 points and 8.8 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.3 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 19.9 points and 6 assists. Jaden Ivey is the third double-digit scorer and Saddiq Bey is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Pistons are 6-1-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Pistons last 6 home games. The Lakers are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers had a good thing going until this recent stretch, so I’d assume they’re going to get back on track. The Lakers still win in the favorite role by an average of 7.3 points. The Detroit Pistons have issues competing most nights, and they even lose at home by an average of 6.8 points. There’s no excuse for the Lakers here. This should be a comfortable win for the road team.