New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Detroit Pistons (12-37) will take on the New Orleans Pelicans (18-31) at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.
The Pelicans faced the Celtics and took a loss by a final of 107-97 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Pelicans walked away with 14 while the Celtics racked up 14 personal fouls. They also knocked down 14 of their 41 shots from downtown. Boston finished the game at 63.6% from the free throw line by burying 7 of 11 tries. In addition, Boston collected 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Boston doled out 43 assists and had 31 steals for the matchup. When discussing defending, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 53.1% from the field on 43 of 81 shooting. They also recorded 22 dimes for this contest while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled 40 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pelicans made 17 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 73.9%. New Orleans walked away from the contest having earned a 43.9% FG percentage (36 of 82) and made 8 out of their 32 shots from distance.
Jose Alvarado is a guy who was important in this matchup. Alvarado finished the game shooting 72.7% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. He saw the court for 20 minutes and also snagged 4 boards. He ended up scoring 19 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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New Orleans will play this contest with a record of 18-31 this season. They currently have an average of 105.6 points per game (26th in the NBA) while hitting 43.9% from the field. The Pelicans are hitting 33.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (537 of 1,623) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 45.5 boards per contest and has earned 1,204 dimes so far this year, which ranks 14th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.5 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Pelicans have forced 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 fouls. They surrender 36.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 17th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.0). The Pelicans defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (1,969 of 4,203) and they concede 43.0 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 12th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,189 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pistons got the victory with a final of 115-105 when they played the Cavaliers. The Pistons were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 48 in the game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. The Cavaliers committed 11 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.0%. When talking about 3-point shots, Detroit made 10 of 26 attempts (38.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons shot 42 out of 91 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.2%. The Pistons allowed the Cavaliers to bury 38 out of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.3% in the game. They finished 38.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 13 of 34 and ended up shooting 16 out of 25 from the free throw line (64.0%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit allowed Cleveland to snag 29 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Saddiq Bey ended up being a factor for the Pistons for the matchup. Bey recorded 31 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists for the matchup. He buried 11 out of 20 in the game for a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and earned 1 rebound.
Detroit has a mark of 12-37 for the season. As an offensive team, the Pistons are connecting on 42.1% from the floor, which ranks 29th in the NBA. Detroit has totaled 5,014 points for the year (102.3 per game) and they collect 42.4 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.3 times per contest (26th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. The Pistons are committing 21.3 fouls per game and they hit 77.9% from the charity stripe.
The Detroit defense gives up 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc (596 of 1,621) and opponents are connecting on 77.2% of their free throw attempts. They concede 25.3 dimes and 46.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 24th and 25th in the NBA. The Pistons on defense are ranked 25th in the league in PPG given up with 111.6. They are forcing 15.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (28th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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