Pistons @ Lakers: Los Angeles hosts Detroit seeking consecutive wins without LeBron
Pistons @ Lakers NBA odds, spreads and predictions
Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of the seven games without LeBron James.
Los Angeles snapped a three-game losing streak in comeback fashion over the Dallas Mavericks 107-97.
The Lakers outscored the Mavericks 53-30 in the second half behind stellar performances from Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball.
Ingram was efficient knocking down 12-of-21 shot attempts for 29 points, adding six assists, three rebounds and two steals.
Ball had 21 points while hitting a team-high four-of-eight three-pointers with seven rebounds and five assists.
Kyle Kuzma returned to the lineup after missing two games with a back contusion, but clearly had rust he had to shake off.
Kuzma made just 4-of-20 shot attempts finishing with 13 points and five rebounds.
When is it? Wednesday January 9th
What time is tip off? 10:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? STAPLES Center
Which channel is it on? ESPN
The Detroit Pistons have hit a rough patch losing four of the last five games and fell at home on Monday to the San Antonio Spurs 119-107.
Blake Griffin carried the load for Detroit with 34 points on 13-of-21 attempts while adding a team-high eight assists.
Andre Drummond picked up his third consecutive double-double posting 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Reggie Jackson and Reggie Bullock wrapped up the starters to score in double figures; Jackson had 14 points, and Bullock scored 13 points on 3-of-12 three-point attempts.
Scoring has been a struggle for the Pistons all season as the team ranks seventh worst in the NBA with 107.2 ppg.
Pistons @ Lakers Spread
Los Angeles is giving Detroit 3 points in this matchup.
Despite playing without LeBron, the Lakers should have enough offensive firepower to pick up the win.
Take Los Angeles to cover.
Pistons @ Lakers Moneyline
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Pistons @ Lakers Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 218 points.
Final score prediction: Detroit Pistons 106, Los Angeles Lakers 113
Take the over in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
Without James, Los Angeles is playing without the team leading scorer and will have to lean on the efforts from Ball, Ingram, and Kuzma to pick up the slack.
The Lakers also have to shoot better from three-point range after making just 27.6 percent against Dallas.
Detroit needs to play towards their strengths which means dominating rebounds and playing solid defense.
The Pistons rank ninth in the NBA grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game, and allow 109.7 points per game which is 14th best in the league.