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Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/13/2024 Preview and Pick

Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA

TV: Spectrum Sportsnet

The Detroit Pistons (8-44) are traveling to Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday where they will meet the Los Angeles Lakers (28-26).

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The Pistons faced the Clippers and took a loss by a score of 112-106 in their last contest. Detroit ended having earned a 44.1% field goal percentage (45 out of 102) and knocked down 9 of their 30 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Pistons made 7 of their 7 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned a total of 57 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists for this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to defending, Detroit allowed the other team to go 45.1% from the field on 37 of 82 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 20 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. In addition, Los Angeles had 35 rebounds (0 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 96.2% at the free throw line by making 25 of their 26 attempts. They also made 13 out of their 39 attempts from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Pistons ended up finishing with 19 and the Clippers totaled 13 personal fouls.

Jaden Ivey is one player who was a major factor for the contest. Ivey finished the game shooting 47.6% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. He played for 36 mins played and grabbed 4 rebounds. He notched 23 points on 10 of 21 shooting.

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Detroit steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 8-44 for the campaign. They turn it over 15.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 21.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Detroit is grabbing 43.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,374 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Pistons are connecting on 36.3% on shots from downtown (585 of 1,612) and 78.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.2 points per game (23rd in the league) on 47.5% from the floor.

On the defensive end, the Pistons have forced 11.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 fouls. They relinquish 37.9% from beyond the arc and they rank 27th in the league in opponents points per game (122.1). The Pistons defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 49.4% (2,306 of 4,668) and they surrender 42.2 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 13th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,383 conceded this year.

The last time they took the court, the Lakers went home victorious with a score of 139-122 against the Pelicans. The Lakers recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Pelicans earned 22 fouls in this contest which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for 32 tries. They were able to make 27 of them for a rate of 84.4%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles made 14 of their 31 tries (45.2%). Overall, the Lakers shot 49 out of 88 from the floor which had them at 55.7%. The Lakers permitted the Pelicans to convert 46 of their 89 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7% for this game. They finished 37.9% from downtown by going 11 of 29 and finished the contest at 19 out of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles allowed New Orleans to grab 41 in all (10 offensive).

D’Angelo Russell ended up being a factor for the Lakers in this matchup. He made 9 of 19 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. Russell recorded 30 points in his 40 minutes on the court and earned 5 assists for this contest.

Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 28-26 this season. The Lakers are responsible for committing 16.4 fouls every game and they connect on 77.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 28.3 times per game (8th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest. Los Angeles has 6,289 points for the campaign (116.5 per game) and they collect 42.7 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Lakers are shooting 49.2% from the field, which ranks 7th in the NBA.

The Los Angeles defense gives up 37.7% on shots from distance (769 of 2,041) and opponents are making 79.7% of their foul shots. They concede 27.7 assists and 44.3 total boards per game, which is ranked 23rd and 21st in basketball. The Lakers on defense are ranked 18th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 117.1. They are able to force 13.6 TO’s every game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (15th in the league).

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Guy Bruhn’s Pick: Take Los Angeles

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