Lakers at Pistons: Prediction, point spread, odds, over/under, betting picks

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Nick Schwartz
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After suffering their first road loss of the season on Wednesday night, the Lakers head to Detroit to face the Pistons. If you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, moneyline odds and over-under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet on BetMGM.

The game tips off at 8:00 p.m. ET and can be seen on Fox Sports Detroit (DET) and Spectrum SportsNet (LA).

The Pistons (4-14) have lost five of their last six, and are coming off a 15-point loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday. The Lakers (14-5) are also playing the second-half of a back-to-back after falling in Philadelphia last night, and will be without star big man Anthony Davis.

The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

  • Point spread: Lakers -6.5

  • Money line: Lakers -275 / Pistons +220

  • Over-under: 212.5

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Anthony Davis (quad contusion) has been ruled out for Los Angeles. Killian Hayes is the only player listed as out for Detroit.

Advice and prediction

This is a perfect spot to bet the Lakers. The line opened at Lakers -10.5 but has moved all the way down to 6.5 following the update on Davis’ status – but I’m not sure that even the early -10.5 bettors should be too concerned.

Yes, the Pistons did just cover twice against the Sixers earlier this week, and the Lakers have not won a game in Detroit since 2015. Still, this is an abysmal Pistons team. The Lakers are a top-six offense facing a bottom-six defense per adjusted ratings, while the Pistons have a bottom-third offense going up against arguably the best defense in the league. Even with Davis out, it’s hard to get behind the Pistons here. Expect LeBron James to go off and the Lakers to cruise. Take Lakers -6.5, and consider taking LeBron over 27.5 points.

Prediction: Lakers 113, Pistons 96

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