ESPN will be televising this game from Los Angeles. Gamblers like televised games more than non-televised games and it always helps when Kobe Bryant is playing. Now that Detroit has Allen Iverson, the star power should really be evident in this basketball betting matchup.
NBA betting odds have the Lakers favored over the Pistons in this game for a variety of reasons. Los Angeles is thought of as the better team and a serious title contender while Detroit is in the second group of contenders in the East behind Boston and Cleveland. Friday’s game is a tough situation for the Pistons according to NBA betting experts. It is the third game of a four-game road trip according to NBA odds information. It is also the second game of a back-to-back according to NBA betting info. The Pistons played at Golden State last night according to the NBA betting schedule.
It is not all bad for Detroit in this matchup in terms of basketball betting though. The Pistons have won 8 of the last 10 meetings against the Lakers and they are 6-4 against the NBA betting number in those games. At Los Angeles, the teams have split their last four meetings both straight up and against the basketball betting number. Last year the Lakers won 103-91 at home against Detroit while losing 90-89 on the road according to basketball betting stats.
The Lakers are led again this season by Kobe Bryant according to NBA betting numbers while the Pistons are led by Richard Hamilton. The addition of Iverson could change the dynamics for Detroit but it remains to be seen whether he will help or hurt the team overall.
The last four meetings between the two teams have all gone under the NBA betting total. Last year the teams scored 194 and 179 points in their two meetings according to NBA betting stats.
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