Pistons vs. Pelicans - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (21-33) at Detroit Pistons (27-28)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSDT
The New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.6 points and 9.9 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.9 points and 1.1 assists. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.6 assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Detroit Pistons need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.2 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 21 points and four rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 14.9 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.8 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last 10 home games.
The Pelicans are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 23-10-1 ATS in their last 34 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Pistons want to make playoffs this season, so they have to win games like this. We know the Pelicans are hard to trust and struggle even more outside of New Orleans. I'll take the home team and reasonable number.