New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (-4)
The Detroit Pistons (7-19) host the New Orleans Pelicans (11-14) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday. The line on this game has New Orleans as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 222.5.
The New Orleans Pelicans stepped onto the hardwood against the Dallas Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 143-130 in their last game. New Orleans finished with a 53.3% FG percentage (48 of 90) and converted 17 of their 37 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Pelicans buried 17 of 23 shots for a rate of 73.9%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 31 assists in the game while earning 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. Regarding defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 58.0% from the field on 51 out of 88 shooting. Dallas distributed 30 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Mavericks snagged 37 rebounds (5 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Dallas finished the game shooting 76.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 21 attempts. They converted 25 of their 45 shots from three-point range.
Zion Williamson is someone who had an impact for the game. He notched 36 points on 14 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 37:04 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. Williamson shot 93.3% from the field and dished out 4 assists. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Pelicans was Brandon Ingram. He pulled down 5 boards and also accounted for 5 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 47.8% from the field for this game by shooting 11-of-23 (30 points). In all, Ingram played 34:52 minutes.
New Orleans heads into this one with a mark of 11-14 so far this season. The Pelicans are hitting 36.2% from downtown (292 of 806) and 72.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 113.2 points per outing (12th in basketball) while shooting 47.7% from the floor. They cough up possession 14.5 times per game and as a team they commit 17.6 fouls per game. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 46.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 616 assists on the year, which is 20th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Pelicans are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. The Pelicans are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.6% (339 of 526) and they relinquish 41.4 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 29th in the league in giving up assists with 696 conceded so far this year. They relinquish 38.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG from their opponents (113.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Detroit Pistons walked away with a victory by a final of 108-102 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Pistons pulled down 38 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the game. They blocked 6 shots while recording 3 steals in this contest. The Celtics were called for 25 fouls in this game which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to convert 25 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 83.3%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Detroit knocked down 15 out of 38 tries (39.5%). When the game finished, the Pistons finished shooting 34 for 79 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.0%. The Pistons permitted the Celtics to make 36 of 82 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.9% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 29.6% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 27 and finished the contest at 22 of 30 from the free throw line (73.3%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Detroit allowed Boston to collect 44 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Delon Wright ended up being a factor for the Pistons for this contest. He knocked down 7 of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Wright snagged 6 boards in his 34:54 mins of playing time and had 7 dimes for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Detroit was Jerami Grant. He ended up scoring 15 points in 35:22 mins played via 5 out of 16 shooting for the matchup. Grant finished going 31.3% from the floor in addition to earning 3 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 7-19 for the campaign. As an offense, the Pistons are hitting on 43.4% from the floor, which ranks them 29th in basketball. Detroit has earned 2,818 points this season (108.4 per contest) and they collect 42.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.9 times per contest (20th in the league) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. The Pistons are committing 20.5 fouls per game and they hit 78.1% from the free throw line. The Pistons on defense are ranked 21st in the league in PPG surrendered with 113.0. They have forced 15.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.5% from the field (30th in the league). The Detroit defense allows 39.1% on three-point shots (335 of 857) and opponents are connecting on 75.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 25.2 dimes and 45.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 19th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+4) and over 222.5 points
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