Free NBA Pick: Pistons vs. Pelicans NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(8-22) Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans (13-17)
Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons +385 | Pels -455
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -9.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 222
Losers of three in a row, the Pistons play in Orlando on Tuesday night before immediately boarding a plane for New Orleans for this one on Wednesday.
The Magic just beat the Pistons on Monday night, 105–96. Jerami Grant led the scoring with 23. Josh Jackson took 23 shots off the bench and finished with 17.
A rookie from Vanderbilt named Saben Lee got the call and played 32 minutes off the bench and dished out five assists to just one turnover.
The Pistons still haven’t traded Blake Griffin, whom they continue to sit in the meantime. They continue to play Grant, whose name has also come up in trade talks.
It will be a tank-job in the second half of the season and Detroit is well-positioned for the ping-pong balls. Only Minnesota has a worse record than the Pistons.
New Orleans Pelicans
This is the first of a back-to-back for the Pelicans, who will fly out to Milwaukee as soon as this one concludes.
It will also the first time New Orleans takes the court since its 24-point comeback victory in overtime against Boston on Sunday evening.
Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson both hit clutch shots in that victory and combined for 61, despite poor first half performances.
Steven Adams did not play but Willy Hermangomez had 13 rebounds as the center starting in his place.
Adams is considered day-to-day with an ankle injury so one may assume he has a good shot to play after two additional days off.
Then again, if the Pelicans think they can handle Detroit without Adams, it would be a boon to bring him back on the second night of the back-to-back to give the team a little lift inside.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss.
- Pistons are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog.Pistons are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 road games.
- Under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 games as an underdog.
- Over is 5-1-1 in Pistons last 7 Tuesday games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction: lots of scoring.
This is going to be a high-scoring game. The Pelicans don’t play much defense and unless Detroit just shoots the ball terribly from the outside, which it is has does frequently, it will score into the 110s or 120s.
The Pistons do not, however, play bad competition well. They have a lot of good wins and almost none that you might suspect they would win close to 50 percent of the time.
So the Pelicans win this one but they never quite run away from Detroit.
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