Lakers vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 6, 2021 - Last Updated on February 10, 2021

The Detroit Pistons (5-17) will attempt to stop a three-game losing streak when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers (17-6) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Staples Center as heavy, 13.5-point underdogs. The game airs at 10:00 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The over/under in the matchup is 218.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 6, 2021, 7:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 6

Lakers:
Jared Dudley: Out (Calf),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee)

Pistons:
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Right Calf),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-13.5)
Total Pick Over (218)
Prediction Lakers 116, Pistons 102

The DraftKings line for this game has the Lakers favored by 13.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (14.1 points).

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this game, within 0.2 points of each other.

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 23 25.1 7.8 7.6 0.9 0.5 2.7
Anthony Davis 20 21.9 8.8 3.3 1.5 1.9 0.8
Dennis Schroder 23 13.9 3.6 4.3 0.9 0.1 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 23 13.2 6.2 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 23 9.9 5.6 1.1 0.3 0.7 1.7

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 40.5, equal to his season average of 40.5.
  • Anthony Davis’ rebounding prop over/under for the game is listed at 9.5 rebounds, 0.7 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.8.
  • James’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots lower than his season average of 2.7.
  • Davis’ blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 1.9.

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 22 23.6 5.6 2.8 0.7 1.1 2.5
Derrick Rose 15 14.2 1.9 4.2 1.2 0.3 0.9
Blake Griffin 17 12.2 5.4 3.7 0.7 0.2 2.0
Wayne Ellington 16 11.9 2.1 1.1 0.5 0.1 3.1
Josh Jackson 20 11.5 3.4 1.9 0.8 1.0 1.4

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 16.5, 7.1 points lower than his season average of 23.6.
  • Delon Wright’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 14.5, 3.4 less than his season average of 17.9.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 1.6 shots lower than his season average of 3.1.
  • Grant’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.6 blocks lower than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers are shooting 48.4% from the field this season, 0.3 percentage points higher than the 48.1% the Pistons allow to opponents.
  • In games Los Angeles shoots better than 48.1% from the field, it is 8-4 against the spread and 10-2 overall.
  • Detroit’s record is 7-4-1 against the spread and 5-7 overall when its opponents make more than 48.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons have shot at a 42.6% clip from the field this season, 2.3 percentage points below the 44.9% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • This season, Detroit has a 5-3 record against the spread and a 3-5 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 44.9% from the field.
  • When Los Angeles’ opponents shoot above 42.6% from the field, it is 6-2 against the spread and 8-0 overall.
  • The Lakers shoot 37.9% from deep, 1.1% lower than the 39% the Pistons allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles is 6-3 against the spread and 8-1 overall when it shoots better than 39% from distance.
  • Detroit is 4-5 against the spread while putting up a 3-6 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 37.9% from three-point distance.
  • The Pistons shoot 35% from three-point distance this season. That’s -0.9 percentage points lower than the Lakers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (34.1%).
  • Detroit is 8-4 against the spread and 3-9 overall when shooting over 34.1% as a team from three-point range.
  • Los Angeles has a 9-4 ATS record and a 10-3 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 35% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Lakers hit 11.5 three-pointers per game this season, 1.2 fewer makes per game than the Pistons give up (12.7).
  • Detroit has gone 8-3 against the spread and 4-7 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Los Angeles makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 3-7 ATS and 4-6 straight up.
  • The Pistons rank 15th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Lakers give up the least made threes in the league.

Lakers vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
15th 111.9 Points Scored 107.5 24th
1st 103.6 Points Allowed 112.7 22nd
8th 45.4 Rebounds 43.2 12th
19th 9.8 Off. Rebounds 10.9 10th
23rd 11.5 3pt Made 12.7 15th
15th 24.7 Assists 23.5 21st
21st 14 Turnovers 13.7 14th

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