LAL VS DET NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Regular Season
LAL VS DET MATCH PREVIEW:
Detroit Pistons host Los Angeles Lakers in NBA action on Tuesday morning (IST) at Little Caesars Arena, in Detroit.
The host (33 wins) are at 9th in Eastern Conference heading into this match. Pistons are almost out of NBA playoff reckoning unless they win all their remaining 9 games in the regular season and hope Miami Heat (8th 39-35), and Milwaukee Bucks (7th 39-34) lose at least six of their remaining 8 and 9 matches respectively, which looks improbable to say the least.
The best Detroit can hope is to finish the 2017-18 season with as many wins under their belt as possible, and lay the foundation for the next season.
Los Angeles Lakers are 11th in Western Conference and no worse than their hosts at this stage of the season. They have won 32 games, and lost 40 in 2017-18, and are just one game worse than Pistons. So the 16-times NBA Champions shouldn't be labeled as an underdog despite the difference of two places between these two teams.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 27, 04:30 AM IST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
Form of the Team-
Detroit Pistons have won three games of their last four they played in NBA. That could be because of the profile of their opposition as all the teams other than Houston Rockets, the game Pistons lost 100-96, are reeling outside of NBA playoffs.
Pistons fair better when facing teams with a losing record, and have won the last four games against those teams. They are also coming into this match on the back of four straight home wins. So Lakers are certainly the team that fits all the bills as far as Pistons' record against teams outside of NBA playoff spots are concerned.
As a team, Pistons are averaging 102.4 this season, making them only the 26th best team in NBA in 2017-18.
Los Angeles Lakers-
Los Angeles Lakers won their last game 100-93 against Memphis, who are only one of the two teams this season to average points less than hundred. The win saw them snapping their four-game losing streak, and effectively ended their ambitions of finishing the season higher than their current ranking of 11 in Western Conference.
Though the ranking and the wins suggest Pistons are a better performing team than Lakers this season, the stats suggest otherwise.
In almost every department like points, assists, and rebounds, Lakers have outperformed their hosts in 2017-18.
Lakers are averaging 108.5 points, bringing them to 10th in that aspect, while they are fetching rebounds at 46.2 per game, which is the 2nd best return in NBA this season.
It's not the scoring that troubles Lakers, but the Guards have let them down heavily this season.
Lakers need to sort out this problem soon if they want to challenge for the playoffs next season.
Detroit Pistons – Win – 33, Loss – 40
Los Angeles Lakers – Win – 32, Loss – 40
Top Performer –
For Detroit Pistons-
|Points Per Game||Tobias Harris||18.1|
|Rebounds per Game||Andre Drummond||15.9|
|Assists Per Game||Reggie Jackson||5.1|
For Los Angeles Lakers:
|Points Per Game||Brandon Ingram||16.2|
|Rebounds per Game||Julius Randle||7.9|
|Assists Per Game||Lonzo Ball||7.2|
LAL VS DET TEAM NEWS:
Jon Leuer (Ankle Injury) has been ruled out of this match. While Stanley Johnson is a big doubt because of the buttock injury he suffered against Chicago Bulls yesterday.
All other players are fit and available for this match.
Blake Griffin (Forward), Anthony Tolliver (Forward), Andre Drummond (Center), Reggie Bullock (Guard), Reggie Jackson (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Luke Kennard, James Ennis, Ish Smith, Eric Moreland, Dwight Buycks
Los Angeles Lakers:
Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out while Josh Hart is certainly missing this match due to his hand injury, while Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle are amongst doubts.
Kyle Kuzma (Forward), Travis Wear (Forward), Brook Lopez (Center), Caldwell-Pope (Guard), Lonzo Ball (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Julius Randle, Ivica Zubac, Tyler Ennis, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle.
Detroit Pistons – Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond
Los Angeles Lakers – Lonzo Ball, Brook Lopez, Kyle Kuzma
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Detroit Pistons are playing at home and have a good record against teams currently lying outside of NBA playoff spots.
On that note, Pistons should be considered as favorite.
However, Lakers are an aggressive team and have scored better than Pistons throughout this season, so the visitors shouldn't be considered an underdog by any means.
But since this is a game that will certainly have a result unlike any league match in Football or in Test Cricket, we are going for a home win.
Detroit Pistons to win the match.
LAL VS DET FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS LAL VS DET MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.