Detroit Pistons (20-26 ) vs New Orleans Pelicans (22-25 )Date : 01/23/2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Smoothie King Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Detroit Pistons vs New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans will welcome the Pistons to Smoothie King Center as they are coming off a blowout win against the Grizzlies while the Pistons dropped their last game against the Wizards. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons have now lost two games in a row without Drummond in the lineup. They are coming off a loss against the Wizard as they fall six games below .500. Blake led the way once again with 29 points and 9 rebounds on the night. His numbers are expected to go up even more with Drummond out but the team must do a better job stepping up as well because the opposing team now know where the ball is going to end up. He will get to face Okafor in the next game since Davis is out with a hand injury. Bullock will look to bounce back after scoring only 12 points on the night on 4-for-11 shooting. The Pistons couldn’t get anything going through the first half of action with the Detroit starters combining to go 7-25 from the field, and with just 34 points through the first half of action, that accounted for their lowest-scoring half this season. Reggie Jackson hit 3-of-11 shots for seven points, two rebounds, two assists.
New Orleans Pelicans's Latest Performance :
The Pelicans will return home for a game as they are 15-6 when playing at home this season. They are coming off a blow out win against the Grizzlies. The team was without Davis who is scheduled to be out for one or two weeks. Jahill Okafor got the start and did not disappoint he was able to score 20 points and grabbed 10 boards on the night. It was a great team win for the Pelicans as they needed to step up with their star player being out. Randle chipped in with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Jrue Holiday posted his second points/rebounds double-double of the season Monday, scoring 21 points. Mirotic was great coming off the bench as he finished with 21 points hitting five threes on the night expect more playing time for Niko because of Davis injury. Playing against the Pistons will be a great test for Okafor who will be getting his second start as he will be going up against Griffin, for the Pelicans to pull off another win they will have bring the same energy level as they did against the Grizzlies.
How Detroit Pistons & New Orleans Pelicans Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: New Orleans Pelicans
My reason for the pick :
The Pelicans will win their second game in a row as they take down the Pistons. Both teams are playing without a star player but the Pelicans has a better supporting cast than the Pistons this is the reason why I have the Pels covering the spread in this game. Griffin will have a great game but it is going to be tough for him to win on the road without having Drummond in the paint with him. As for the Pelicans, Okafor will continue to impress and Randle will play a huge role in this game. Go with the Pelicans as the Pistons drop their third game in a row.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Betting trends for New Orleans Pelicans:
- Pelicans are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.