Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans - 12/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans - 12/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (7-20) vs Detroit Pistons (4-20)

Game Info: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -6 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Detroit Pistons look to snap a 10-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 99.8 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 48 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 20.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 15.2 points and 4.5 assists. Kelly Olynyk is the third double-digit scorer and Saddiq Bey is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 103.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.6 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 18.9 points and 12 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing 4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

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The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 overall. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

I'm not thrilled about laying chalk with the New Orleans Pelicans, but this line is an indication of just how bad the Pistons are. The Detroit Pistons are losing their last five games by an average of 9.4 points, they lose on the road by an average of 11.5 points, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 10.1 points. If the Pelicans can't win this game at home somewhat comfortably, they might as well pack it up for the season. Give me the Pels.

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -6

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