Lakers vs. Pistons Player Props & Predictions – Tuesday, Feb 13

Jan 3, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren (0) reacts to a play against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter at Delta Center.
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The Lakers host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, Feb 13. Today’s game is set for 10:30 ET and will be shown on SN-LA. Los Angeles comes into this game as 10.5-point favorites with the total set at 241. Keep reading to get our Lakers vs. Pistons predictions.

Lakers vs. Pistons Odds

  • Spread: Lakers -10.5
  • Total 241

Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb 13
  • Time: 10:30 ET
  • Location: Arena, Los Angeles CA
  • TV: SN-LA

Pistons Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Pistons have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five road games, Detroit has averaged 123 points per game while allowing 119 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pistons have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.

Lakers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Lakers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Lakers last ten home games, the team averaged 119 points per game while allowing 124. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 4-6 straight-up.
  • Although the Lakers have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-2.

Will Detroit Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

The Pistons have an overall record of 8-44 this season, which is 15th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, Detroit is 4-21 compared to 4-23 at home.

As the underdog, the Pistons are 7-40 this season and have an ATS record of 25-21 as the underdog. Today, they are 10.5-point underdogs and have gone 3-19 against non-conference opponents.

Detroit’s ATS win streak is at three games and they have covered in five straight road games. Their overall ATS record on the road is 14-11.

This season, the average over/under line in Pistons games is 230.8, and their games have averaged 235.2 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 241, and their season record is 31-20-1.

In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Clippers by a score of 112-106. Detroit covered the spread as 16.5-point underdogs, and the O/U line for the game was 236.

So far this season, the Pistons have been one of the more efficient teams in terms of two-point shooting, ranking 7th in the league. However, they have struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 15th in free-throw attempts.

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 23rd in the NBA at 113.2 points per game. On the road, they have been slightly better, averaging 114.6 points per game compared to 111.9 at home.

Overall, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32.7% of their games this season. In terms of pace, Detroit is 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

On defense, the Pistons come into the game ranked 27th in the league in points allowed at 122.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 118 points per contest (23rd). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pistons defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.8% while allowing 38.0% from downtown.

Can Los Angeles Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Today, the Lakers are favored by 10.5 points against the Pistons. This season, the Lakers have been favored in 29 of their 54 games and have a record of 19-10 in those games. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games as the favorite.

As the favorite, the Lakers have gone 12-17 against the spread this season, with an average scoring margin of +3.6 points per game. In games where they are favored, the average scoring margin is +4.8 PPG.

In Western Conference play, the Lakers are 19-17 and are currently in 9th place. In the Pacific Division, they are 4th with a record of 28-26.

In their most recent game, the Lakers defeated the Pelicans by a score of 139-122. They were 2.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 237.5 points.

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 30-24, with an average combined scoring total of 233.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 241 points, and the Lakers have had just four games with higher O/U lines.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Lakers are 13th in the league in scoring at 116.5 points per game. However, they have actually been slightly better on the road (115.8 PPG) compared to at home (117.1 PPG).

One of the reasons for the Lakers’ success on offense has been their ability to get to the free-throw line. They are 5th in the league in free-throw attempts (24.6 per game) and have made the 6th most free throws (19.1 per game).

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are one of the faster teams in the league, ranking 6th in possessions per game (101). This has helped them to be 6th in field goal percentage (49%) and 9th in true shooting percentage.

Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 18th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.1 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Lakers are causing 13.4 turnovers per game, ranking 20th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 10th in rejections, averaging 5.6 blocked shots each game.

Lakers vs. Pistons Player Props

A player prop we are looking at is Cade Cunningham and his points prop of 22.5.

Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -110 while the under is at -120. With his prop at 22.5, our model suggests taking the over as we have him finishing with 23. We have him finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.4% and knocking down two threes.

  • The Prop: Cade Cunningham Over 22.5 Points (-110)

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Lakers vs. Pistons Predictions

We’re putting our money on the Lakers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 125-110. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Lakers at -10.5.

As for the over/under, the line is currently at 241, and our model projects the Pistons and Lakers to reach a combined total of 235 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

The Pick: Lakers -10.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook