Pistons vs. Lakers Total Prediction
Two struggling teams will square off Wednesday night at Staples Center when the Lakers host the Pistons at 10:30 p.m. ET. Have oddsmakers set the over/under for this game too high?
10:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Lakers are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Pistons. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Trail Lakers to cover the point spread.
Detroit Pistons Fantasy Spin
Andre Drummond tallied his 32nd double-double of the season Monday vs. the Spurs, finishing with 19 points (9-of-14 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs), 14 rebounds four steals, two assists, one blocked shot and five turnovers on 37 minutes. Drummond extended his current streak of double-doubles to three, and he did so while shooting 9-of-14 from the field. If there was a negative for Drummond it’s the turnover court, with his tally of five being the most in a game for the 6’11 center since Detroit’s November 27 win over the Knicks. On the season as a whole he’s averaging just 2.4 turnovers per game, with that number being slightly higher (3.2 tpg) over the last five games.
Los Angeles Lakers Fantasy Spin
Kyle Kuzma (back) was back in the lineup Monday vs. the Mavericks, finishing with 13 points (4-of-20 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes. Kuzma was not on a minutes restriction after missing two games due to a lower back contusion, which is positive news, but he struggled to get going offensively. The 4-of-20 night was the worst of Kuzma's season to date, but given his overall track record it's highly unlikely that this becomes the norm. The Lakers return to action Wednesday night vs. the Pistons, and it would come as no surprise of the second-year forward had a much better night shooting the basketball.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall and are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
The Lakers are 1-4 against the number in their last five home games and are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
The under is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in their last four games played at Staples Center. The under is also 33-16-2 in the Pistons’ last 51 games coming off a loss of more than 10 points, is 10-4 in their last 14 games coming off an ATS loss and is 19-6-3 in their last 28 road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the under is 14-4-1 in the Lakers’ last 19 home games and has cashed in eight of their last 11 games overall.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Pistons/Lakers under 217