It is the first of four-game road trip for the Pistons and the first of a back-to-back in NBA betting as after tonight against the Lakers they are in Portland tomorrow. Here are some of the facts and figures for this matchup on Tuesday between the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers.
Basketball betting had the teams splitting the season series last year for the second straight season. This will be the 199th basketball betting meeting between the Pistons and Lakers overall with the Lakers holding the 129-69 advantage. The Lakers are 3-7 in their last 10 overall contests with Detroit. The Lakers are 7-3 all-time at the Staples Center against the Pistons. In 23 career games including 19 starts against the Pistons, Kobe Bryant is averaging 22.8 points per game. Last NBA betting season Kobe was even better against Detroit, averaging 29.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two games vs. the Pistons.
Basketball betting has the Pistons winning 7 of the last 10 against Los Angeles although the teams have split those games against the NBA betting odds. Last season the Lakers won 92-77 at Detroit while the Pistons won 106-95 at Los Angeles. Five of the last six between the two teams have gone under in basketball betting. That could happen again on Tuesday considering both teams are solid defensively this season.
Detroit is 3-2 against the basketball betting odds on the road this season. Defense is how Detroit has been winning as they are in the Top 10 in the league. Their offense is below average though. Ben Gordon has been leading the Pistons in scoring this basketball betting season.
The Lakers are off to another strong start this NBA season but they are struggling against the basketball betting number. They are better at home though in basketball betting than on the road. The Lakers are in the Top 10 in the league in scoring led by Kobe Bryant and defensively they have not been bad either as they rank just outside the Top 10. The problem for the Lakers in basketball betting is that they are overvalued more often than not. That makes them a risky wager in NBA betting when they are laying big points.