Lakers vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 28, 2021

LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers (14-4) into a matchup with the Detroit Pistons (4-13) after scoring 46 points in an 115-108 win over the Cavaliers. The Pistons are underdogs in the matchup on Thursday, January 28, 2021, which starts at 8:00 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 26, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 26

Lakers:
Jared Dudley: Out (Calf),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee)

Pistons:
Derrick Rose: Out (Knee),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-9.5)
Prediction Lakers 115, Pistons 105

The FanDuel line for this matchup is within 0.4 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 18 25.2 7.9 7.4 0.9 0.4 2.7
Anthony Davis 16 21.8 8.9 3.6 1.4 1.9 0.9
Montrezl Harrell 18 13.7 7.1 1.1 0.5 0.6 0.0
Dennis Schroder 18 13.6 3.8 4.2 1.0 0.2 1.0
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 14 10.6 2.2 1.4 0.9 0.3 2.2

Lakers Player Props

  • James’ assists prop total for the matchup is listed at 8.5 assists, 1.1 assists higher than his season average of 7.4.
  • Anthony Davis’ rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is listed at 9.5 rebounds, 0.6 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.9.
  • James’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots lower than his season average of 2.7.
  • Davis’ blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 1.9.

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 17 24.3 6.5 2.8 0.8 1.2 2.6
Derrick Rose 12 14.8 2.2 4.6 1.3 0.3 0.9
Wayne Ellington 12 12.6 2.1 1.1 0.4 0.2 3.3
Blake Griffin 13 12.3 6.2 4.0 0.8 0.2 2.1
Josh Jackson 15 11.5 2.9 1.6 0.9 0.9 1.3

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s points prop total for the contest is set at 17.5, 6.8 points less than his season average of 24.3.
  • Mason Plumlee’s rebounding prop total for the contest is set at 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 rebounds lower than his season average of 8.6.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 1.8 shots lower than his season average of 3.3.
  • Grant’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Lakers have a 48.4% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.5% higher than the 47.9% of shots the Pistons’ opponents have hit.
  • Los Angeles has a 6-4 record against the spread and an 8-2 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 47.9% from the field.
  • Detroit has a 6-4 record against the spread and a 4-6 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 48.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons have shot at a 42.8% rate from the field this season, 1.9 percentage points fewer than the 44.7% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • Detroit has compiled a 3-2-1 record against the spread and a 2-4 straight up record in games it shoots better than 44.7% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 5-2 against the spread and 7-0 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 42.8% from the field.
  • The Lakers shoot 38.9% from beyond the arc, 0.9% higher than the 38% the Pistons allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles has assembled a 6-2 record against the spread and an 8-0 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 38% of its three-point attempts.
  • Detroit is 4-4 against the spread and 3-5 overall when its opponents shoot better than 38.9% from deep.
  • The Pistons are hitting 36.1% of their shots from three-point range, which is only 2.1 percentage points greater than the 34% the Lakers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Detroit is 6-3-1 against the spread and 2-8 overall when shooting above 34% as a team from three-point range.
  • Los Angeles is 8-3 ATS and 8-3 overall in games it shoots over 36.1% from deep.
  • The Lakers knock down 12.2 three-pointers per game this season, 1.3 fewer made shots on average than the 13.5 per game the Pistons give up.
  • Detroit is 6-3-1 against the spread and 3-7 overall when it connects on more three-pointers than its opponents, while Los Angeles is 2-5 ATS and 3-4 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Pistons are the ninth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Lakers give up the second-fewest makes from deep.

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Lakers vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
8th 114.3 Points Scored 109.5 21st
2nd 104.5 Points Allowed 113 22nd
5th 47.2 Rebounds 43.7 16th
15th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 10.9 11th
19th 12.2 3pt Made 13.5 9th
12th 24.9 Assists 23.8 21st
20th 14.4 Turnovers 13.5 12th

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