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Los Angeles Lakers Look to Extend Winning Streak over Detroit Pistons in Final Regular Season Matchup

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the Detroit Pistons will face off against the Los Angeles Lakers in a cross-conference battle at Arena in Los Angeles, CA. The game is set to begin at 10:30 PM ET. This will be the final matchup between the two teams in the regular season, with the Lakers looking to extend their winning streak over the Pistons to six games. In their previous encounter in November, the Lakers convincingly defeated the Pistons with a score of 133-107 as 7.5-point road favorites. The current betting odds favor the Lakers, with an opening line of -11 that has not shifted.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Pistons +440 | Lakers -600
  • Spread: Pistons +11 (-110) | Lakers -11 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 238 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Los Angeles will win straight-up is 86%.

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Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons recently fell short of securing their third consecutive victory when they suffered a 112-106 defeat against the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite blowing a 13-point lead in the second half, the Pistons gave their best effort against one of the top teams in the league. They showcased strong rebounding, outrebounding the Clippers 57-35, and dominated in the paint, outscoring LA 68-34. Jaden Ivey contributed 23 points, Cade Cunningham had 22 points and ten assists, and Jalen Duren achieved a double-double with ten points and 18 rebounds. However, the Pistons still possess the worst record in the NBA, trailing just one game behind the Washington Wizards. Their offensive and defensive efficiencies rank 25th and 29th, respectively. The team's power ranking is 24, with an offensive ranking of 23 and a defensive ranking of 27. They have a record of 8-44 this season and are 26-25-1 ATS. Offensively, the Pistons have a field goal percentage of 47.58% (ranked 15th), a free throw percentage of 77.91% (ranked 16th), and a three-point percentage of 36.43% (ranked 17th). They average 43.20 rebounds per game (ranked 16th), 26.41 offensive assists, and 14.92 turnovers per game (ranked 16th and 29th, respectively). Defensively, Detroit allows opponents to have a field goal percentage of 49.49% (ranked 26th), a free throw percentage of 81.28% (ranked 30th), and a three-point percentage of 37.96% (ranked 23rd). They average 42.37 defensive rebounds per game (ranked 16th), 26.73 defensive assists, and 11.18 turnovers per game (ranked 16th and 29th, respectively).

Los Angeles Lakers Analysis

The Los Angeles Lakers recently won a game against the New Orleans Pelicans after losing to the Denver Nuggets. They had a strong offensive performance, with a 55.7% field goal percentage and 14 three-pointers made. D'Angelo Russell scored 30 points and LeBron James had 21 points and 14 assists. Currently, the Lakers are ranked ninth in the Western Conference and have been performing well offensively, averaging 114.6 points per 100 possessions. D'Angelo Russell has been impressive, averaging 24.1 points and 6.3 assists in his last 12 games. Their power ranking is 25. In terms of offense, they are ranked 14th, scoring an average of 116.58 points per game. Defensively, they are ranked 18th, giving up an average of 117.00 points per game. The Lakers have a 29-26 overall record and have struggled against Detroit in their recent matchups. They perform well in terms of field goal percentage and free throw percentage, but are ranked 15th in three-pointers made. They average 42.95 rebounds per game and have a good assist-to-turnover ratio. Defensively, they allow a high field goal percentage and free throw percentage, but are ranked 20th in three-pointers allowed. They average 44.11 defensive rebounds and have a decent assist-to-turnover ratio.

Los Angeles Lakers Look to Dominate Struggling Detroit Pistons with Formidable Offense

The Los Angeles Lakers have displayed a commendable performance of 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their recent five games. To secure a spot in the playoffs, they must consistently prevail in such matchups. It is my anticipation that the Lakers will exhibit dominance against the struggling Detroit Pistons team. A noteworthy mention goes to the Lakers' formidable display against the New Orleans Pelicans last Friday, especially on the offensive front. Considering this, it is reasonable to assume that they will continue their positive trajectory against Detroit's vulnerable defense. The Pistons have let their opponents score 120 points or more in four out of their last six games, thus highlighting their defensive shortcomings. Furthermore, the Pistons rank second in the league for granting the most free-throw attempts per game, averaging 26.3. On the other hand, the Lakers rank fifth in the league for free-throw rates, boasting a commendable 28.2.


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