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2021 NBA Handicapping
(4-20) Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7-20)
Date: Friday, December 10th, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons +190 | Pelicans -220 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons +5.5 / Pelicans -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
The Detroit Pistons will be on the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The tip-off is set for 8:00 ET from Smoothie King Center.
Both of these teams played on Wednesday but had the day off on Thursday.
New Orleans started off as a 6.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 5.5. The total has gone from 213.5 to 212.
The Pistons have had a very bad season so far. To me, they are the worst team in the league.
This team has lost their last 10 games. That is pretty rough, even for a team that was not expected to do much this year.
This year is about development for this team, but that is not something that fans want to hear. They want to know when their team is going to be relevant again.
This team certainly has some talent on their roster, but I still feel like it will be a while before the team turns out to be good. This kind of stuff does not just happen overnight.
Detroit lost to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday by a score of 119-116. It was nice to see them compete with a good team, but they have to finish off games such as that one.
Jerami Grant was the leading scorer in the loss to Washington with 28 points and 5 boards. Also, Cade Cunningham had 21 points and 3 assists.
New Orleans Pelicans
Just like with the Pistons, this Pelicans team has also been pretty bad this year. It is going to be a long season for them.
New Orleans has a record of 7-20, which puts them in last place of the Western Conference. It is going to be hard to dig out of that hole.
Yes, the Zion injury certainly has been a killer, but I am not convinced that they would be winning all that many games with him on the court. I just do not feel they play a good brand of basketball.
New Orleans lost to the Denver Nuggets by a score of 120-114 in overtime on Wednesday. Simply put, the good teams figure out ways to win those ball games.
The offense is often not the issue for this squad, but they do have trouble stopping the opposing team. If you score 114 points, you should be able to win the game. The defense just has to be better.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pistons are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against New Orleans.
- The Pelicans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- New Orleans is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home against Detroit.
Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Analysis:
This is a battle between two of the worst teams in the NBA. I am not sure how great of a game it is going to be, honestly.
If you are the Pelicans, there are not many teams that you are expected to beat, but the Pistons are one of them.
Even without Zion, New Orleans needs to figure out a way to get a win on their home court here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons ATS
Yes, the Pistons do not have a great record, but that does not always mean they are getting blown out of the water. Oftentimes, they are in their games. I can see this being a pretty close one.
In this spot, I just do not trust laying the 5.5 with the Pelicans. For me, it is just too high. Also, let us not forget how good Detroit has been ATS as of late. I can see this game coming down to the final seconds.
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