Lakers vs. Pistons Prediction
Will the under cash when the Pistons host the Lakers at 7:30PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pistons are 7.5-point home favorites versus the Lakers while the over/under sits at 216.5 points. The point spread hasn't moved since the opening number was released, but the total has dropped from 218 down to 216.5.
The Lakers have dropped seven of their last 10 games but covered in seven of those 10 contests. They are coming off a 121-107 victory at the Knicks on Monday, a game in which D'Angelo Russell was quiet, scoring just four points on 1-of-4 shooting with six assists and two boards in 20 minutes. Larry Nance double-doubled in the victory, scoring 10 points and nabbing 10 rebounds.
The Pistons have won six of their last 10 games overall and are 6-4 against the spread during that span. In their 113-96 win over the 76ers on Monday, Andre Drummond scored 16 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and avoided an injury scare when he excited early after being elbowed in the ribs. He's expected to be fine.
OUR PREDICTION: The under has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit. The under is also 4-1 in the Pistons' last five games versus an opponent with a losing record and is 13-3 in the Lakers' last 16 games when taking on a team with a losing record.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/PISTONS UNDER 216.5