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Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/13/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
New Orleans Pelicans at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Monday January 13, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Little Caesars Arena, Adelaide Street, Woodward Place, Midtown, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, 48201, USA
The Line
NO -1.0 . Total
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The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road for a matchup with the Detroit Pistons.  The Pelicans are (14-26) on the year, after being routed by the Boston Celtics, 140-105.  The Pistons are (14-26), coming off a 108-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls.  

In the Pelicans loss to the Bulls, New Orleans was guided by Frank Jackson.  Jackson connected on 9 of 18 attempts from the floor, totaling 22 points.  The Pelicans shot 40% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  The New Orleans defense allowed Boston to connect on 55% of their shots.  The Pelicans committed 16 turnovers in the loss.

In the Pistons loss to the Bulls, Detroit was guided offensively by Derek Rose.  Rose was 7 of 11 from the floor, making 4 foul shots, registering 20 points and 7 assists.  The Pistons shot 46% from the floor and 32% from 3-point range.  Detroit out rebounded Chicago, 51 to 42.  The first quarter hurt the Pistons, as Detroit trailed 35-20 after the 1st.

Recent Betting Trends:

Pelicans are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games.

Pelicans are 7-3 SU in their last 7 games.

The over is 7-0 in Pelicans last 7 games.

Pistons are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games.

Pistons are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.

The under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 games against New Orleans.

The Pelicans have a few guys that are in question for this matchup due to injuries.  The Pistons are starting to find some flow, since getting used to playing without Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson, and Luke Kennard.  The Pistons will be going up against a defense that just spotted Boston 140 and rank 28th on the year in scoring defense.  The Pistons rank 4th in 3-point shooting percentage, while the Pelicans are 25th in 3-point defense.  Final score prediction, Pistons will outright win 114-111.

Pick:
DETROIT PISTONS +1.0
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