The Los Angeles Lakers meet the Detroit Pistons in a cross-conference matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. For this game, SportsLine consensus lists the Lakers as 7.5-point favorites, while the over/under is set at 229.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Lakers vs. Pistons picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 6 of the 2023-24 NBA season on an 86-50 roll on all top-rated NBA picks dating back to last season, returning more than $3,000. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!
The model knows the Lakers have a strong offense. Los Angeles is in the top five of the NBA in field goal percentage (49.1%) and 2-point percentage (57.0%). The Lakers are also in the top eight of the league in free throw creation, points in the paint, and fast break points. Los Angeles is also facing a Pistons defense that is near the bottom of the league overall, allowing almost 1.17 points per possession.
The model also knows the Pistons have a true standout in Cade Cunningham. He is averaging 22.2 points and 7.1 assists per game, and Cunningham is averaging 28.0 points per game in the last three games. Detroit is in the top five of the league in offensive rebound rate (32.2%), and the Pistons are in the top ten of the league in assists per game, free throw accuracy, and points in the paint.
Now, it has set its sights on Lakers vs. Pistons. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.
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