Lakers vs. Pistons Thursday Prediction
A pair of teams that couldn’t get it done on the road on Wednesday night meet in Detroit at 8:00 p.m. ET when the Pistons host the Lakers from downtown Detroit. The under has dropped nearly three full points; is that where the sharp money is tonight?
557 Los Angeles Lakers (-8.5) at 558 Detroit Pistons (+8.5); o/u 217.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 28, 2021
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James hit 12-of-22 shots, two 3-pointers and 8-of-11 free throws for 34 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Lakers lost a tough one at Philly 107-106 on Wednesday. Anthony Davis added 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks, but hit just 5-of-10 free throws, and Dennis Schroder finished with 16 points, three boards, four assists and a 3-pointer. The Lakers making a comeback and taking the fourth quarter by a score of 32-26 left them a point short tonight and, obviously, if LeBron and AD would have done better than a combined 13-of-21 from the free throw line the Lakers likely would have won this game. L.A. went on a 13-0 run to take a 106-105 lead with 11 seconds remaining but Tobias Harris hit a 15-footer with 3.0 seconds left and the Lakers were out of timeouts. Tough loss.
Detroit Pistons DFS Spin
Derrick Rose (knee) returned from a two-game absence on Wednesday and scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe. Rose added two 3-pointers, three assists and two turnovers in his 19 minutes of floor time, and with him logging under 20 minutes, it's possible he'll be cleared for the second leg of this back-to-back against the Lakers on Thursday. Jerami Grant had another solid outing, scoring 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting (10-of-10 FT) to go with three rebounds, two assists, two triples, one steal and three turnovers in 33 minutes, but unfortunately, the Pistons weren't able to get the win and they've now lost five of their past six games.
Lakers vs. Pistons Betting Prediction
The under is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams and is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in Detroit. The under is also 20-8 in the Lakers’ last 28 road games, is 13-4 in their last 17 games overall and has cashed in 12 of their last 16 games as a favorite. On the other side, the under is 6-0 in the Pistons’ last six games versus an opponent with a winning record and has cashed in four of their last five games following a failed cover in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LAKERS/PISTONS UNDER 217.5