Pelicans vs Pistons 1/13/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -1
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (14-26, 4th in the Central Division) host the New Orleans Pelicans (14-26, 5th in the Southwest Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Monday, January 13, 2020. New Orleans opens this matchup as 1 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Pelicans cover the spread 47.4% of the time, having gone 18-20-2 ATS. Detroit is covering the spread 35.9% of the time, going 14-25-1 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/18/19 PF Zion Williamson Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 PF Derrick Favors Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Detroit
01/11/20 PG Jrue Holiday Elbow is questionable Monday vs Detroit
01/11/20 SG JJ Redick Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
10/29/19 PG Reggie Jackson Back is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Lonzo Ball comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 54%. Brandon Ingram averages 25.1 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Andre Drummond averages 17.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 15.9 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Derrick Rose averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 22nd in the league with 108.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Pistons are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Pistons surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Pelicans are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. New Orleans is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Detroit is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +1
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