Pistons vs. Lakers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have set the Pistons as a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 208.
Detroit enters with a 5-2 record after a 115-107 upset victory at the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles is 2-4 following a 96-81 loss at the Jazz. The Pistons won both meetings last season straight up and ATS. The over-under went 1-1.
In the win over Golden State, Detroit was led by Avery Bradley as he tallied 23 points and three steals. Reggie Jackson accounted for 22 points and five assists. Tobias Harris and Ish Smith both scored 16. Stanley Johnson added 15 points. The Pistons outscored the hosts 33-26 in the fourth quarter.
Brandon Ingram scored 16 points and Jordan Clarkson added 15 off the bench to be the only Lakers players in double figures for scoring in the loss at Utah. Larry Nance Jr. had five points and 10 rebounds. Los Angeles was outscored 31-16 in the first quarter and never recovered.
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games in Los Angeles. The under is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings.
Detroit has been on a role, but a West Coast trip can be taxing and this is the perfect recipe for a letdown game. Perhaps the Pistons still sneak out a win in the end by four or fewer points, but the Lakers have shown to be tough at home and is going to give Detroit quite a battle. Bet on the youthful Lakers in this spot.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +4.5