Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 3/24/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (43-27) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (12-58) on Sunday, March 24th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Heat. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

Pelicans vs Pistons

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

The Pelicans clinched a 111-88 win over the Heat in their previous game. Prior to the game, the Pelicans were the underdog at +3, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. Concerning the over/under, the total of 199 points remained below the established over/under line of 207.5.

In their last ten games, the Pelicans have gone 8-2 and have an overall record of 43-27. Currently, they are 5th in the Western Conference and are in 1st place in the Southwest division.

New Orleans has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 39-30 against the spread. On the road, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 20-16, as opposed to a 19-14 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Pistons tell to the Celtics by a score of 129-102. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Pistons failed to cover the spread as +14 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 223 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

In their last ten games, the Pistons are 3-7 and have an overall record of 12-58. When playing on the road, the Pistons are 5-28 compared to 7-30 at home this season.

So far, Detroit’s ATS record is below .500 at 34-35. The Pistons currently have a two game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 31-31 vs. the spread as underdogs.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

New Orleans has recorded an average of 115.8 points per game (13th) throughout 70 games games.

So far this season, the Pelicans are 13th in scoring at 115.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 115 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Pelicans are 18th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.

New Orleans is one of the top shooting teams in the league, ranking 8th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 10th in true shooting percentage.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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Through 70 games the Pistons are averaging 111.4 points per contest, placing them 24th in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are below the NBA average in points per game, averaging 111.4 points per game (24th). At home, they are averaging 110.8 points per game (25th).

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 30% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 19th in the league.

In terms of pace, the Pistons are 7th in the league (100). When it comes to two-point field goal attempts, they are 3rd in the league, but just 20th in two-point field goal percentage (53%).

Pelicans Team Defense

Currently, the Pelicans’ defense holds the 8th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.5 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pelicans squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.5% from downtown.

Pistons Team Defense

On defense, the Pistons come into the game ranked 26th in the league in points allowed at 120.2 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 123.3 points per contest (5th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 14.9 per game, which is 30th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 21st in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Pistons

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Zion Williamson as the primary point contributor for the Pelicans, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 9/15 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 22.3 points per game along with 5.8 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cade Cunningham as the leading scorer for the Pistons. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.7% and is averaging 22.1 points per contest.

Pelicans vs Pistons Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, New Orleans has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 107 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Detroit has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 102 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Pelicans vs Pistons Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Pelicans, with a final score of 118-105, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Pelicans at -12.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 214, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Pistons to score a combined 223 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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