The New Orleans Pelicans (11-14) visit the Detroit Pistons (7-19) in a matchup of Southwest Division teams at Little Caesars Arena, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 14, 2021. The Pelicans are 4-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The point total for the matchup is 221.5.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of February 13, 2021, 10:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Pelicans vs Pistons Betting Odds
Injury Report as of February 14
Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Day To Day (Ankle),
Josh Hart: Day To Day (Back)
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Mason Plumlee: Day To Day (Elbow),
Sekou Doumbouya: Out (Concussion),
Frank Jackson: Day To Day (Illness),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)
|Spread Pick||Pistons (+4)|
|Total Pick||Over (221.5)|
|Prediction||Pistons 113, Pelicans 112|
The data strongly suggests betting on the Pistons in this one. The model favors them while William Hill has the Pelicans favored and the difference between the two is 4.9 points.
The model projects a total 2.7 points higher than the one set by William Hill for this matchup.
Pelicans Key Players
Pistons Key Players
- The Pelicans are shooting 47.7% from the field this season, 0.9 percentage points lower than the 48.6% the Pistons allow to opponents.
- New Orleans is 7-5 against the spread and 7-5 overall when it shoots better than 48.6% from the field.
- Detroit has a 5-4-1 record against the spread and a 4-7 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 47.7% of their shots from the field.
- The Pistons’ 43.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.1 percentage points lower than the Pelicans have allowed to their opponents (46.5%).
- This season, Detroit has a 5-1 record against the spread and a 3-3 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 46.5% from the field.
- This season, New Orleans has a 5-3 record against the spread and a 7-2 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot over 43.4% from the field.
- The Pelicans shoot 36.2% from deep, 3.1% lower than the 39.3% the Pistons allow to opponents.
- New Orleans is 7-3 against the spread and 7-3 overall when it shoots better than 39.3% from distance.
- Detroit is 5-3 against the spread while putting up a 4-5 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 36.2% from beyond the arc.
- The Pistons are hitting 35.1% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 3.6 percentage points fewer than the 38.7% the Pelicans’ opponents are averaging on the season.
- Detroit has an 8-2 ATS record and is 4-7 straight-up when the team makes more than 38.7% of its three-point attempts.
- New Orleans has an 8-2 ATS record and a 9-1 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 35.1% of its three-point attempts.
- The Pelicans connect on 11.2 three-pointers per game this season, 1.4 fewer makes per game than the Pistons give up (12.6).
- Detroit is 9-3-1 against the spread and 5-9 overall when it makes more threes than its opponents, while New Orleans is 5-14 ATS and 6-14 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
- The Pelicans rank 23rd in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Pistons give up the 17th-fewest made threes in the league.
Pelicans vs Pistons Stat Rankings
|Pelicans Rank||Pelicans AVG||Pistons AVG||Pistons Rank|
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