Lakers to beat Pistons at home

Los Angeles Lakers welcomes Detroit Pistons in a consecutive match of the National Basketball Association. The hosts are not in good shape, as they having five consecutive losses from Oklahoma City Thunder 101-108, Charlotte Hornets 104-103, Miami Heat 100-94, Memphis Grizzlies 97-90 and Dallas Mavericks 93-100, before three wins over Boston Celtics with 118-111, Utah Jazz with 97-100 and over Milwaukee Bucks with 101-93. The oldest team in the NBA history takes the last position in their pacific division in the Western Conference.

The Guests from Detroit are also among the latest in their Central Division in the Eastern Conference, as we can see from the official site of NBA – The “Pistons” are also in bad shape. They have six consecutive losses from Cleveland Cavaliers 93-102, NY Knicks 115-121 (after overtime), Washington Wizards 99-95, NO Pelikans 88-85, Houston Rockets 103-93 and Charlotte Hornets with 101- 108, before the two victories over Washington Wizards with 106-89 and Chicago Bulls 100-91.

The biggest star for the guests in this match Joel Anthony is on, and manager Stan Van Gundy will be able to rely on him. At the home of Los Angeles the huge problem is injury of the mega star Kobe Bryant, whose absence will be felt for sure.

The first match betwen these two ended with victory for the Lakers with 96-106.

The battle on the Staples Center will be very interesting. Despite the absence of the captain and star of the hosts from Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant, I bet to win for players of Mark D’Antoni. Betting houses like Bet365 and Sportingbet offer odds from 1.80 for win for LA Lakers, 2.05 for win for Detroit Pistons. 1.95 is odd for a win with handicap -1.5 points for Lakers and the same odd for win with handicap +1.5 for Detroit.

My prediction for this match is a home win. Even more, I found a site with computer based predictions – which also gives an advantage for the home win.