New Orleans Pelicans at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/12/2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, February 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 29-26. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 110.7 points per game while giving up 111.2 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 27-27. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-27-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 32-23-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-26-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 24-30-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
02/10/18 F James Ennis III Acquired is probable Sunday vs Atlanta
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.9 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jrue Holiday averages 18.5 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Andre Drummond averages 15 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.6 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Blake Griffin averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 110.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.51 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.5 per game. The Pelicans allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.11. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Pistons are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Pistons surrender 103.1 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Pelicans are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Detroit is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 21st. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -4.5
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