Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans
|Date & Time||Monday December 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA
NO -115, NO -1
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The Detroit Pistons head to New Orleans on Monday for a game against the Pelicans in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference. The Pistons were victorious in their last game, defeating the Indiana Pacers by the score of 108-101. Andre Drummond led the Pistons in points with 25 while shooting 9 of 17 from the field and 7 of 9 from the free throw line. Drummond also led the Pistons in rebounds in the game, pulling in 22 boards with 7 coming offensively. Bruce Brown led Detroit in assists against the Pacers, recording a total of 6 while playing 24 minutes in the game.
With the win against the Pacers, the Pistons are now 9-14 on the year and are in 3rd place in the Central Division. Andre Drummond is having a great year for the Pistons and is currently leading Detroit in points per game with 17.7 and rebounds per game with 17. Derrick Rose is the leader in assists per game for the Pistons as he has averaged 5.7 assists per game on the year. Detroit enters Monday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Markieff Morris is listed as day to day.
The New Orleans Pelicans welcome the Detroit Pistons to town after losing their last game to the Dallas Mavericks by the score of 130-84. J.J. Redick led New Orleans in points, scoring 15 while going 3 of 9 from the fiend and 8 of 8 from the free throw line. Jaxson Hayes led the Pelicans in rebounds, recording 5 on the night, including 3 offensively. Jrue Holiday led New Orleans in assists with 4 on the night while playing a total of 25 minutes in the game.
The Pelicans come into Monday’s game with a record of 6-17 and are currently in 5th place in the Southwest Division. On the year, the Pelicans are led in points per game by Brandon Ingram who has scored 24.6 points per game. Ingram also leads the Pelicans in rebounds per game with 7. Jrue Holiday leads the Pelicans in assists per game with 6.7. New Orleans heads into Monday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson are listed as out.
Detroit has scored an average of 108.7 points per game this season while allowing 108.5 points per game. New Orleans has scored 113.2 points per game this season while allowing 120.2 points per game. In their last 5 games, Detroit is 3-2 while New Orleans is 0-5 and have lost 8 straight. Unfortunately for the Pelicans, I don’t see any relief in site with their game against the Pistons. I’m going to go with Detroit in this one as they defense has allowed 12 less points per game than New Orleans. Detroit wins 120-115.