New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions
The New Orleans Pelicans is all set to take on Detroit Pistons in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Smoothie King Center on 24th February.
The similarity in their campaign is uncanny so far. The visitors need something miraculous to secure a victory after 22 losses in 30 games while the momentum is slightly with Pelicans who managed to put up a strong performance against Celtics.
The rivalry and the predictions are completely in favor of the hosts with their opponents desperate to score their 9th victory of the season.
Pelicans are predicted to win as per the latest New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Zion Williamson who is the power forward in the side has averaged 25.1 points per game and has 6.8 rebounds in 29 games. He scored 28 points against Celtics in his last outing.
Eric Bledsoe who is the shooting guard has a good rating with a 3-pointer conversion of 39.5% so far.
Brandon Ingram who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 46.9 and a free throw percentage of 88.2 in 30 games this season. He has also averaged 5.3 rebounds per game during the same time.
Steven Adams who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 8 points and 8.9 rebounds in this edition.
Jerami Grant has played 30 games in this season who has averaged 23.5 points apart from 5.1 rebounds per game.
Mason Plumlee has been up to the task with an all-field ability that has been evident in 28 outings. He has an impressive field conversion of 60.2 in addition to 9 rebounds in every appearance.
Josh Jackson who is the shooting guard came up with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes while the small forward Sadiq Bey has come up with 9.5 points per game along with 3.8 rebounds.
Saben Lee looked unfazed when he was shouldered some responsibility against Magic as he added 12 points.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
As far as New Orleans Pelicans is concerned, they would be more than happy to wrap up their campaign on a high. They are currently struggling at 11th place in the Western conference, looking for a redemption in the remaining matches.
Even though they got off to a flyer with a triumph against Raptors, they were bogged down with losses against Heat and Suns in the games that followed.
Everything started going south for them in January when they found themselves in a losing streak. They won their last game against Celtics with a 120-115 margin.
Looking at the Pistons’ campaign, they are staring at a very disappointing and a forgettable season. In the remaining games, they would be longing to avoid the infamous wooden spoon by staging a good fight.
They have so far achieved just 8 victories as opposed to 22 defeats in this edition. This also includes a terrible 2-14 record in away games working against them. Looking at the last five games, they have lost to teams like Bulls, Grizzlies and Magic in contrast to important victories against Celtics and Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (40 games): Pistons – 17 wins, Pelicans – 23 wins.
Playoffs: 0 games.
Previous meeting: Pistons won 123-112 on 14th February 2021 in a regular season fixture.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The visiting team are considered to be the underdogs with infinitesimally small probability of them lifting the title whereas the hosts are also having similar fate. The platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have stated that both Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans have to step up in the coming games in order to make it to the post season games.
Looking at the predictions for this game, FiveThirtyEight has given a huge advantage to Pelicans with 83% chance while the Pistons have to fight hard on Wednesday.