New Orleans Pelicans at Detroit Pistons - 2/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (7-19) vs New Orleans Pelicans (11-14)
Game Info: Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +4 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons square off Sunday night in NBA basketball action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 113.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 24.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.7 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 12.6 points and two assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The over is 17-4 in Pelicans last 21 overall. The under is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 Sunday games. The Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans are starting to figure things out, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 2.6 points while shooting 52.1 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are 8-5 against the spread at home, but they're a team I just don't back much because of the lack of defense and sloppy play. The Pelicans are slowly improving their play and getting to their expectations. The Pistons aren't good. I'll lay the reasonable number.
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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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