New Orleans Pelicans (29-26) at Detroit Pistons (27-28)
|Date & Time||Monday February 12, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Detroit Pistons -4.5 -- Over/Under: 218
The New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 110.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.9 points and 10.7 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.5 points and 5.3 assists. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last eight road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 21 points and 7.8 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15 points and 15.6 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last six home games.
The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit, 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons are coming off a couple of bad losses and are on the end of a back to back, which may not help them here. However, the New Orleans Pelicans have struggled ever since losing Cousins to injury, and that's because of a lack of depth. AD can only do so much to keep the Pelicans afloat, and they're allowing 115.8 points in their last five games. New Orleans is a tough team to back right now. Give me the Detroit Pistons and the reasonable chalk at home.