Free NBA Hoops Picks: Pistons vs Pelicans Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Detroit Pistons taking on the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday January 21 at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Detroit Pistons (22-19) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (14-27)
Date: Thursday January 21
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Arena – New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -2
NBA Betting Total: 206.5
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The Pistons are a team on the rise but I am still not sure what their ceiling really is.
The Pelicans got off to a bad start and have not been able to completely turn it around despite having one of the best young players in the game.
The Pistons are coming in a little cool having lost three of their last four game. They also have a losing record on the road but I am not completely down on this team
That is because I just love Andre Drummond. The manchild leads the NBA in rebounds and knows hot how to dominate without forcing a lot of shots.
That is a skill leading scorer Reggie Jackson has yet to master. I like his fearlessness but sometimes he makes things more difficult than they need be. His progress will be critical if this team makes the playoffs.
This team wanted to load up on three point shooters over the offseason and they did adding the likes of Ersan Ilyasova and Marcus Morris. The problem is nobody is knocking them down with any efficiency.
Brandon Jennings has not given them much of anything since he was healthy enough to rejoin the team. Nor is rookie Stanley Johnson.
New Orleans Pelicans
I am not sure where he ranks today but if I told you that three years from now Anthony Davis was the best player in the NBA you would believe me right?
For now we are forced to settle for the 23 and 10 averages that he is having while toiling for a New Orleans team that never got going this season. He scored 35 points in his last game against Minnesota.
The challenge is what kind of support is he going to receive, especially now that Eric Gordon, is on the shelf for a little while. He is the on other player that is capable of really big scoring games. This team really needs a solid number two option because the rest of the crew are just role players to me.
This team is not terrible like LA or Philly but this is going to be a lost season
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 Thursday games.
- Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Under is 8-3 in Pelicans last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free NBA Prediction:
I think the Pistons are the play here. They just have to keep Davis from going off.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 201.5
That might be easier said than done but the Pelicans have shown that even when he does they are not a team to get too excited about.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 99 – New Orleans 92
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