Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Tips 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 20-26. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -2.7 as they average 106.2 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 22-25. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 117.1 points per contest and give up 115.1, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 21-23-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 19-25-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-25-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/21/19 C Andre Drummond Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
01/21/19 PG Ish Smith Groin is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/19/19 F Anthony Davis Hand is downgraded to out 1-2 weeks
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 14.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 52%. Blake Griffin averages 26.0 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Julius Randle averages 20.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jrue Holiday averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 22.0 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 117.1 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.9 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 26.8. The Pelicans are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Pelicans surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
New Orleans is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 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 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans -3.5
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