Pistons Looking to Continue Dominant Form against LA Lakers (01/09/2019)

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The Detroit Pistons, who have claimed 11 of their last 14 contests against Pacific division opponents, will attempt to maintain that winning attitude and will seek to notch back-to-back victories as they get ready to resume hostilities against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Pistons begin a four-game West Coast swing with the inter-conference contest against the Lakers set to be broadcasted on the ESPN network Wednesday night at 10:30 p.m. ET and live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
Location:Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Spread: LA Lakers -2.5
Total: 215

The Pistons have won four of the last five contests against the Lakers covering the numbers in each of the victories. The Pistons began the month of December with a decent 13-7 record and were within 2 games of the Central lead but have since proceeded to lose 14 of their last 18 games and now sit 10.5 games behind the Bucks in the division. The Lakers, who are 2-5 without Lebron James and will likely be without the superstar until the weekend, enter this affair as 2.5-point home favorite, according to Bovada Sportsbook, with the total set at 215 points.

Prediction: LA Lakers 110 – Detroit 98

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Detroit:
Team record: 17-21 SU,17-20-1 ATS
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games

LA Lakers:
Team record: 22-19 SU,18-23 ATS
LA Lakers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Lakers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’s last 11 games

Next up:
Detroit at Sacramento Thursday, January 10
Los Angeles at Utah Friday, January 11