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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons (22-19) at New Orleans Pelicans (14-27)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans play host to the Detroit Pistons tonight at the Smoothie King Center.

The Pistons have lost three of their last five games but looked to be in fine form in last night's 123-114 win at Houston. Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the team in scoring with 22 points each while Andre Drummond added 17 points (13-36 free throws) and 11 rebounds in just 23 minutes of action as the Pistons beat the Rockets for the second time this season. With the win, Detroit improves to 23-19 on the season overall and 9-12 on the road where they've lost four of their last six.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Pelicans are coming off their third win in four games after making light work of the Timberwolves in a 114-99 win on Tuesday. Anthony Davis dominated the paint with 35 points on 13 of 22 shooting, Jrue Holiday added 19 points and nine assists while Tyreke Evans had 13 points as the Pelicans rallied back from an early double-digit deficit crush the Timberwolves at home. Unfortunately, the win came at a cost as Eric Gordon is expected to miss four to six weeks following an injury to his finger. New Orleans is now 14-27 on the season and 9-9 at home.

In ATS trends, the Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400 and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest, while the Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.

Head to head, the Pistons are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in New Orleans.

The Pistons have been one of the more underrated teams in the league this season, but they just played last night and are coming up against a Pelicans team starting to gain some momentum. Take New Orleans to win in a close contest at home.

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New Orleans -1.5

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