At 4-13, it's almost always a safer bet to pick the Lakers to lose.
Through Week 6, they'll hit the road for three games in four nights, before returning home to host the
To date, the Lakers are one game behind the cumulative prediction of 5-12.
The Pistons have size with
Detroit scores 91.9 points a game, well below the Lakers' 104.1.
The Lakers have managed to give up 112.0 points a night while the Pistons play a slower pace, yielding 98.4.
This is a game the Lakers could and probably should win.
The Wizards (11-5) are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. To date, the Lakers are a perfect 3-0 against the east.
Playing in Washington on the second night of a back-to-back is a lot to ask of the shaky Lakers.
This is the toughest game of the week to call. Even when the Lakers were laboring through their worst season since moving to Los Angeles, they still handled the Celtics.
Boston has a lot of young, talented players and a capable veteran point guard in
Expect a big game from
Sunday vs. New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have one of the best players in the
The Lakers will probably finish behind New Orleans in the standings, but they should be able to get the victory Sunday.