Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons (13-23) at Los Angeles Lakers (28-7)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -14.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Andre Drummond is averaging 17.6 points and 15.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 assists. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost four of their last five road games.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.3 points and 9.3 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 10.9 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 of their last 14 home games.

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The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lakers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Pistons last 11 road games. The under is 38-17-1 in Lakers last 56 home games. The Pistons are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.

This is a lot of points to lay, but the Detroit Pistons have had trouble sustaining success this season and they're just 2-10-1 ATS this season when an underdog of five or more points. The Detroit Pistons are also 4-12-1 ATS on the road this season. The Los Angeles Lakers win at home by an average of 8.6 points and are a profitable 9-7-1 ATS at home as well. You have to like the Lakers to get the job done comfortably in this spot. 

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -14.5

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