Detroit Pistons vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 12/10/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans (7-20) will play the Detroit Pistons (4-20) at Smoothie King Center on Friday.
The Pistons played the Wizards and went home with a loss by a final score of 119-116 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Pistons ended up walking away with 26 while the Wizards accounted for 17 fouls. They also converted 12 of 32 shots from three-point range. Washington finished the contest at 82.1% at the charity stripe by knocking down 23 of 28 shots. Furthermore, Washington grabbed 32 rebounds (13 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Washington earned 45 assists and had 27 steals for the contest. Concerning the defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 47.7% from the field on 42 out of 88 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 37 with 7 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Pistons knocked down 29 of 35 attempts for a percentage of 82.9%. Detroit walked away from the contest having earned a 46.8% field goal percentage (37 of 79) and buried 13 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jerami Grant is one player who came through for the game. Grant finished shooting 37.5% from the field and distributed 3 assists. He was on the court for 39 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. He totaled 28 points on 6 of 16 shooting.
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Detroit will enter this matchup with a mark of 4-20 for the season. They turn it over 15.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Detroit is snagging 42.5 boards per game and is sitting with 511 assists this year, which has them ranked 29th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pistons are hitting 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (269 of 867) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. They average 99.8 pts per game (29th in basketball) while connecting on 41.0% from the field.
On defense, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 15.9 turnovers every game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are giving up 38.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 22nd in the NBA in opponents PPG (109.2). The Pistons defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.0% (972 of 2,027) and they concede 46.0 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 10th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 575 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Pelicans went home defeated by a final of 120-114 when they faced the Nuggets. With respect to rebounding, New Orleans allowed Denver to collect 28 in total (5 offensive). They finished 28.1% from downtown by going 9 of 32 and ended up shooting 21 of 27 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Pelicans permitted the Nuggets to make 45 of 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.1% for the contest. Overall, the Pelicans finished the game shooting 47 out of 90 from the floor which had them shooting 52.2%. When talking about shooting from distance, New Orleans converted 11 of their 30 tries (36.7%). They were able to convert 9 of them for a rate of 75.0%. The Nuggets were called for 11 personal fouls for the game which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They also gave up possession 22 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Pelicans were able to snag 36 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this contest.
Jonas Valanciunas pitched in for the Pelicans for the contest. He buried 12 of 21 in this matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 11 rebounds. Valanciunas tallied 27 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes in this matchup.
New Orleans has a record of 7-20 for the year. The Pelicans commit 20.2 personal fouls every game and they go 80.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per contest (11th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per contest. New Orleans has totaled 2,801 pts on the year (103.7 per contest) and they snag 46.0 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Pelicans are shooting 43.2% from the field, which is 26th in the league.
The Pelicans on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in the NBA in points allowed per game with 110.4. They are forcing 13.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (29th in the NBA). The New Orleans defense allows 37.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (345 of 926) and their opponents are making 76.7% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 24.4 dimes and 42.7 rebounds every game, which is 21st and 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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