Pistons at Pelicans - 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: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSN
The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.4 points and 6.6 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.6 points and 15.5 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last 10 road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 10.4 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Tyreke Evans is dishing 6.6 assists and Eric Gordon is dishing 2.1 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last eight home games.
The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Pistons are traveling quite a bit after playing the Rockets on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Pelicans have found success as of late at home and are still trying to climb out of a deep hole. The Pelicans are desprate and rested. I like New Orleans in a toss up game.