Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions
The Los Angeles Lakers is set to face a feeble challenge when they face Detroit Pistons on 7th February at the Staples Center. The Pistons have a lot to ponder about, after being battered and thrashed in majority of the games so far.
The side would be hoping for a complete revamp to taste success in the upcoming season. On the other hand, the giant Lakers have little to worry about with important triumphs following them.
Even though the Lakers are favored in the odds and predictions, Pistons would be riding on the confidence that they managed to snatch the defeat last time around.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Lakers are not looking to back away after a glorious run in the 2019-2020 season. They have picked from where they left as they registered some dominating performances in the last six weeks.
Despite suffering an initial setback, they were up to the task when they faced Mavericks and Timberwolves. They have managed to string 3 wins in their last 5 outings with losses against 76ers and Pistons. They would be more than happy to carry on the winning streak that they are currently involved in on with a triumph against Pistons.
Looking at the Pistons’ campaign, they are nowhere looking to make it to further rounds in this year’s championship. They have been constantly hampered by defeats and as a result are staring for yet another disappointing season.
In the 21 games that they have played so far, they have managed just 5 wins as opposed to 16 defeats in the period. This also includes a forgettable 1-9 record in away games. They lost their last two outings against the likes of Warriors and Jazz, that acted as a salt to their deep wounds.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (341 games): Pistons – 134 wins, Lakers – 207 wins.
Playoffs (47 games): Pistons – 21 wins, Lakers – 26 wins.
Previous meeting: Pistons won 107-92 on 28th Jan 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
LeBron James who plays as the small forward has averaged 25.1 points and is involved in 7.7 assists per game. He picked up 27 points and 10 assists against Nuggets.
His partner Anthony Davis has a field goal percentage of 52.6 and 1.9 blocks on an average. Montrezl Harrell who has played at the center position has been a solid candidate for the side with an average of 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who plays as the shooting guard has a field goal percentage of 47.7 and a free throw percentage of 89.5. He is expected to fare better than 9.4 points per game this season.
Jerami Grant is the small forward in the side with an overall rating of 86 and average of 23.7 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 27 points along with 4 rebounds.
Derrick Rose is an important point guard with a field goal success of 42.9% and a 3-pointer conversion of 33.3% so far.
Mason Plumlee who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 9.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in his career. Blake Griffin is another important forward who averages close to 12.4 points in every outing.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright predictions
The odds for this particular game between Lakers and Pistons will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Lakers are the hot favorites to win the NBA championship whereas their opponents Pistons are the least favorites to lift the title.