Our NBA best bet today involves the Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons, with the latter going through some struggles.
The Pistons have lost 14 straight games, and it could be another long season for their fans.
The Lakers have had mixed form, but they are favored to improve to 11-8 on Wednesday.
Having been hammered 138-94 by the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, the Lakers should appreciate playing a much easier team.
The Pistons are ripe for the taking, and given the amount of quality players on the Lakers’ roster, they shouldn’t be losing.
Despite being 7-11 against the spread at our sportsbook, the Lakers could be a solid bet over the next few weeks. They have had a tough schedule so far, and playing teams like the Pistons should give them easy wins.
Covering a sizable NBA betting spread isn’t easy, but after scoring under 100 points against an Eastern Conference team, we’re expecting the Lakers to unleash offensively and put the Pistons to the sword.
It’s going to take a concentrated effort, but with recent wins over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets, the potential is there.
LeBron James continues to impress with 25.1 points per game, proving age is just a number when you’re one of the best players of all time.
Pistons Lacking Desire
The problem with tanking for years is that it establishes a losing culture, and the Pistons are suffering.
Getting top draft picks is one thing, but disenfranchising your fans is another. The Pistons are a hapless 2-15 after losing 14 games on the bounce, and there are no signs of improvement.
We want to include players like Cade Cunningham in our NBA prop bets today, but because of the systems in Detroit, we can’t risk it.
Cunningham was one of the brightest stars out of college, but he’s barely talked about now, and that’s because the Pistons are seemingly content with losing.
They are 7-10 ATS, which isn’t a terrible record, and getting points at home always helps. However, it would take a brave bettor to back them with confidence.
They come off a 126-107 home loss to the Wizards, which was another poor effort.
“That wasn’t fight on the floor,” Pistons coach Monty Williams said. “That wasn’t Pistons basketball by any stretch of the imagination. That’s what this is — we have to have people that honor the organization and the jersey by competing at a high level every night.”
Cade Cunningham needs help in Detroit.
— The Detroit Elite™️ (@DET_Elite) November 28, 2023
Lakers vs Pistons Betting Lines
Lakers vs Pistons Game Information
- Game: Lakers (10-8) vs Pistons (2-15)
- Date/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. ET
- Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
- Lakers vs Pistons Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Lakers vs Pistons Game Prediction
Predicted Score: Los Angeles Lakers 117, Detroit Pistons 100
Worth Betting the Moneyline?
There isn’t enough value with the Lakers moneyline price with betting online markets.
They are the short favorites to hand the Pistons their 15th straight loss, so include them in NBA parlay bets to boost payouts.
Worth Betting ATS?
The Lakers are -7, which is a value line. They should prove far too classy for the Pistons, who don’t seem interested in winning.
Los Angeles is 4-5 ATS on the road, so it’s not a bad record, and it could capitalize on the situation.
NBA Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -7
Worth Betting on the Totals?
The line is 229½, so we’re taking the under. We can’t see the Pistons scoring many points, so the bulk of the scoring has to come from the Lakers.
It should be a low scoring game, so include under 229½ in our NBA picks.
NBA Pick: Lakers, Pistons Under 229½
Questions Of The Day
Can the Lakers lineup overcome the Pistons home-court advantage?
The Lakers have an impressive roster, which has the class advantage to beat the Pistons on their home court.
Which Lakers player will have the most rebounds in the game?
LeBron James should have the most rebounds against a Pistons team that misses a lot of shots.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.