Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers
Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Staples Center)
Detroit at LAL -14.5
The Detroit Pistons travel to Staples Center to take on the LA Lakers. The Lakers come into this matchup as one of the best teams in the NBA and on a four-game win streak. The most recent win over the New Orleans Pelicans 123-113 to improve their record on the season to 28-7. The Pistons come in struggling, losing eight of their ten and their last three. The Pistons most recent loss was to the Clippers 126-112 to drop to 12-23 on the season.
The Lakers average 112.9 points per game and are led by superstar duo of Lebron James and Anthony Davis. Davis leads the Lakers in points with 27.8 and rebounds with 9.5 per game while Lebron leads the NBA in assists with 10.8 and adds 25.1 points per game. The Lakers offense ranks 8th in the NBA while shooting a league best 48.3% from the field.
The Pistons average 108.4 points per game which ranks 20th in the NBA this season. Leading the Pistons in the absence of all-star Blake Griffin has been Andre Drummond. Drummond averages 17.6 points per game while shooting 53.7% from the field and adds 15.8 rebounds per game which leads the NBA. Sixth man veteran Derrick Rose leads the team in assists with 5.9 per game.
The Lakers success can be attributed to their lockdown, dominant defense which allows opponents to score only 105.6 points per game to rank 5th in the NBA. Drummond in the middle is a solid defensive player and has led the Pistons defense. Detroit allows opponents to score 111.4 points per game to rank 18th in the NBA.
The Lakers have been one of the best teams to bet on in the NBA with a 18-16-1 record ATS this season. The Pistons have been one of the worst with a 12-21-2 record ATS. The Lakers will look to run the floor and continue their winning streak. Final score prediction, the Lakers win the game and cover the spread with a 121-103 final score.