Detroit Pistons versus LA Lakers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-3-2013


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The 21-26 LA Lakers will continue this long Grammy road trip when they face the 18-29 Detroit Pistons in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Detroit is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will come out on Sunday afternoon as Lakers center Dwight Howard has been listed as probable with a shoulder ailment.

The teams met back on November 4th where the Lakers post the 108-79 home win against the Pistons as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 190 points.

The Lakers are 6-16 on the road this season. They finally get a road win on Friday night in a 111-100 victory to the downtrodden Minnesota Timberwolves as a -2 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 200 points. It was the Lakers first win on the road since late December. LA shot 42.4% from the floor and 12 of 32 from three. They survived poor shooting by pulling down 17 rebounds and making 13 more free throws than Minnesota. Pau Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds on 8 of 15 shooting. LA played without Dwight Howard who missed the game due to a shoulder injury. The Lakers are a top five team in the league in scoring offense with 102 points a game.

The Pistons are 13-12 on their home court. They break a two game losing streak on Friday in a 117-99 home win against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 199 ½ points It was a great shooting night from the field for Detroit as they hit on 54.2% from the floor. The margin of victory would be greater had the Pistons not missed 20 of 43 free throws. They held the Cavs to just 39.8% shooting. Brandon Knight had 20 points and 10 assists on 7 of 14 shooting. Detroit is a top ten defense this season in two key categories which are field goal and three point shooting. They allow 44.2% shooting and 33.4% from three.