Blake Griffin and the Pistons face LeBron James and the Lakers.
The Detroit Pistons are in 3rd place in the Central Division with a record of 17-21. Tonight they will travel to Los Angeles to face the Lakers. In the last 10 games the Pistons have only been able to come up with a total of 3 victories. They are now on a 2 game losing streak and just 1 win in the last 6 games as they face the Lakers. Since joining the Pistons Blake Griffin has been making a statement with his game. He is currently averaging 25.3 points and 5.2 assist per game. He is also pulling down 8.5 rebounds per game to add to his statement. Support on the court is coming mostly in the form of center Andre Drummond. Drummond is averaging 33.2 points, 14.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.8 blocks per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are also in 3rd place in the Pacific Division with a record of 22-19. They play in a more challenging arena with the likes of the Warriors and such in their division. Strangely enough, the Lakers have won just 3 games in the last 10 as well. They upside is that they have won 2 of the last 5 and come into the match following a win on Monday Night. It’s no surprise to anyone that LeBron James is leading in most team stats. He is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. The guy who was supposed to be the Lakers face prior to the arrivals of James is Lonzo Ball. Ball is averaging less than 10 points per game but he’s getting 1.4 steals.
Who are the guys expected to win tonight’s game?
The current line on the game is Los Angeles Lakers -1 and the total on the game is over/under 216.5 points. At least 66% of the fans are siding with the Lakers in tonight’s game. In regards to the total 69% are confident that they will exceed 216.5 points. The Lakers have only won 1 of the last 5 games at home but that alone doesn’t seem to phase the fans.
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