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(21-17) Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans (19-19)
Date: Monday January 8th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hornets -214
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
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The Detroit Pistons are looking to make it two in a row tonight, as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. The Pistons recently dropped the James Harden less Rockets, 108-101. New Orleans is 19-19 on the year, and looking to figure out how to get above .500 this season. The Pelicans recently took a loss at Minnesota, 116-98.
The last time the Pistons and Pelicans took the court against each other was last season. The two teams faced each other twice, with the two splitting the series, 1-1. New Orleans won the most recent game, 109-86.
The Detroit Pistons were one of the most talked about teams in the NBA at the start of the season. Since then, Detroit has faded into mediocrity. The Pistons are four games over .500 right now, need to figure out home to win on a consistent basis. Detroit is 2-3 over their last five games.
The Pistons won their last game, beating Houston by seven. The Pistons were without big man Andre Drummond. Drummond absence was felt, but not more than Harden’s for the Rockets. Detroit shot 50 percent from the floor and 48 percent from three point land in the win.
The Pistons are expected to sign Eric Moreland for the remainder of the season. Look for Moreland to give the Pistons some bench depth at the forward spot. He had eight points in his start against the Rockets and played 36 minutes.
On the defensive side of the court, the Detroit Pistons are going to have problems defending the painted area, if they are again without Andre Drummond. Drummond could be in the running for defensive player of the year this season.
If the Pistons can get a big night offensively from their core group, expect Detroit to make it close.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are looking to get above .500 with a win tonight against the Detroit Pistons. The Pelicans have been inconsistent all season, and are currently 2-3 over their last five games. New Orleans recently took a tough loss at Minnesota, 116-98. The Pelicans were outplayed on both sides of the court in the loss.
The Pelicans shot 20 percent from the tree point line and had 16 turnovers against the Timberwolves. The Pelicans were led by DeMarcus Cousins who had 23 points and 15 rebounds. Anthony Davis added 16 points but shot just 5 of 12 from the floor.
Defensively, some would think the Pelicans would be a better team. They are allowing 111 points per game this season. Good enough for 28th in the NBA this season. Expect the Pelicans to try and outscore Detroit in tonight’s game. The Pelicans guard play has been below average this year.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 14-2-1 in DET last 17 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 12-3-1 in DET last 16 road games.
- Under is 19-7 in DET last 26 Mon. games.
- Over is 8-1 in NO last 9 home games.
- Over is 7-1 in NO last 8 games as a home favorite.
- Over is 8-3 in NO last 11 games as a favorite.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
Detroit is going to have the upper hand when it comes to guard play in this game. The Pistons consistent nucleus of Reggie Jackson, Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley.
New Orleans has two of the best big men in the NBA in DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. If they can somehow pick up an all star point guard, maybe they can beat guard heavy teams.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons +6.5
The Pelicans are going to score at will in the paint, but Detroit will score at will from anywhere against the Pelicans. Take the Pistons to cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 117 – Pistons 114
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