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Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
When: Wednesday, January 9, 10:30 PM. ET.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Pistons Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Pistons have struggled over the last few weeks and currently have a two-game losing streak. They will try to snap their streak and pick up their second win in their last seven games when they face the Lakers on Wednesday.
Detroit has struggled offensively this season, averaging 107.2 points per game, which is 24th in the league. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
Blake Griffin leads the team with 25.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. Andre Drummond is averaging 17.1 points and 14.9 rebounds per game, while Reggie Jackson is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 assists per game.
The Pistons have played better defensively, holding opponents to 109.7 points per game. They gave up 119 points to the Spurs in their last game and need to play better if they want to beat the Lakers.
Lakers Trying To End Slump
The Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Dallas Mavericks in their last game, giving them their second win in their last seven games. They will try to build on the win and pick up their second win in a row when they face the struggling Pistons on Wednesday.
Los Angeles has played well offensively, averaging 112.2 points per game, which is 10th in the league. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
LeBron James leads the team with 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game, but he is expected to miss the game as he recovers from a groin injury. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
The Lakers haven’t fared as well on the defensive end, giving up 111.1 points per game, which is 18th in the league. They played well in their last two games, holding their opponents to 102.5 points per game and they will need a similar effort to beat the Pistons on Wednesday.
Los Angeles is:
- 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games