Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Detroit Pistons head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 21-17. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 19-19. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110.7 points per contest and giving up 111.0, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 21-15-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-24-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-17-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-16-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
01/07/18 C Andre Drummond Ribs is "?" Monday vs New Orleans
01/06/18 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Monday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Andre Drummond averages 14.1 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 15 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jrue Holiday has scored 18.2 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Demarcus Cousins averages 25.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.6 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.7 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14 per game. The Pistons allow 101.6 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 4th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -0.26. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.4. The Pelicans are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Pelicans give up 111 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Detroit is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Pelicans are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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