Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans - 2/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (13-17) vs Detroit Pistons (9-22)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -10 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 13 points and 1.9 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 25.1 points and 6.8 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall. The over is 22-4 in Pelicans last 26 overall. The under is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in New Orleans.
The Detroit Pistons are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing some of their best ball of the season right now. The New Orleans Pelicans have yet to play to their potential, are 13-17 against the spread on the season and only win at home by an average of 2.7 points. I'm not laying this much chalk with the Pelicans. It's Pistons or pass for me.