Detroit Pistons vs L.A. Lakers - NBA PIcks Of The Day

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:51 PM UTC

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 4:51 PM UTC

The Pistons continue their west coast road trip tonight against the Lakers and if their game tonight is like others against West teams, the over is a fine play. Detroit plays up in pace against teams like the Lakers, so add the over to your NBA Picks today.

Pistons vs. Lakers 

The Jazz destroyed the Pistons two nights ago and they only scored 77 points, while allowing 110. Reggie Jackson voiced his displeasure on the Pistons’ defense after the game, but while Detroit has some defensive upside, they tend to play a much faster pace when they play teams who also push the pace.

In their last four road games against teams that play among the top 12 teams in pace, the over has cashed in all four of them.

The Pistons have cashed the over in seven of their last nine games and while they have not played the Lakers yet this season, they cashed the over in their last meeting. The Lakers are 13-8 cashing the over at home this season as well.

As long as the Pistons up their pace to match the Lakers, the over is a strong play here on Sunday night. Even with the total falling in the wrong direction, it seems like some sportsbooks are split on this one. Some sportsbooks have the total all the way down to 211, while others are hanging around 213 ½. That mixture signals to me that the sharps are actually mixed in this one and the over still holds some strong value. Take the over with the lower number.

 NBA Free Pick: OVER 211Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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