Pelicans vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 24, 2021

A game after he put up 33 points in a 120-115 win over the Celtics, Brandon Ingram leads the New Orleans Pelicans (13-17) at home against the Detroit Pistons (9-22) as 9.5-point favorites. The matchup, which airs on FS-DET, tips at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The matchup’s point total is set at 222.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 24, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 24

Pelicans:
Steven Adams: Day To Day (Ankle)

Pistons:
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Delon Wright: Out (Right Adductor),
Blake Griffin: Out (Not with Team),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pistons (+9.5)
Total Pick Over (222.5)
Prediction Pelicans 116, Pistons 109

The model favors the Pelicans by 6.5 points, a much smaller margin than the 9.5-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Pistons to cover.

The model predicts a total 2.2 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Click here for today’s NBA betting picks from our team of experts.

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 29 25.1 6.8 3.1 1.0 0.7 0.2
Brandon Ingram 30 23.9 5.3 4.7 0.7 0.9 2.5
Lonzo Ball 27 14.3 4.3 5.0 1.3 0.5 3.0
Eric Bledsoe 29 12.5 3.4 3.6 0.7 0.3 2.1
Josh Hart 30 9.1 7.6 2.1 0.8 0.3 1.5

Pelicans Player Props

  • Zion Williamson’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 32.5, 2.5 lower than his season average of 35.0.
  • Lonzo Ball’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 23.5, 0.1 lower than his season average of 23.6.
  • Ball’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots less than his season average of 3.0.
  • Ingram’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 0.9.

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 31 23.3 5.2 3.1 0.7 1.1 2.5
Josh Jackson 29 13.2 4.4 1.9 0.8 0.9 1.3
Blake Griffin 20 12.3 5.2 3.9 0.8 0.2 2.0
Delon Wright 29 10.7 4.6 4.9 1.4 0.5 1.0
Wayne Ellington 23 10.3 1.8 1.4 0.4 0.2 2.6

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 17.5, 5.8 points lower than his season average of 23.3.
  • Mason Plumlee’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 22.5, 0.2 less than his season average of 22.7.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
  • Delon Wright’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Pelicans have a 48.1% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.2% higher than the 47.9% of shots the Pistons’ opponents have hit.
  • New Orleans is 9-8 against the spread and 9-8 overall when it shoots better than 47.9% from the field.
  • Detroit’s record is 7-7-1 against the spread and 7-9 overall when its opponents make more than 48.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons are shooting 43.6% from the field, 3.4% lower than the 47% the Pelicans’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Detroit is 5-1 against the spread and 4-3 overall when it shoots higher than 47% from the field.
  • When New Orleans’ opponents shoot higher than 43.6% from the field, it is 7-3 against the spread and 8-2 overall.
  • The Pelicans’ 36.5% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 1.3 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pistons have shot from beyond the arc (37.8%).
  • New Orleans has a 9-4 record against the spread and a 9-4 record overall when the team hits more than 37.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Detroit is 5-6 against the spread while putting up a 5-8 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 36.5% from downtown.
  • The Pistons are making 34.8% of their shots from three-point range, which is 4.7 percentage points fewer than the 39.5% the Pelicans’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Detroit has a 6-3 ATS record and is 3-7 straight-up when the team hits more than 39.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans has a 9-2 ATS record and a 10-1 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 34.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Pelicans’ 11.5 made three-pointers per game this season is one fewer made shot on average than the 12.5 per game the Pistons allow.
  • Detroit is 10-6 against the spread and 6-11 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while New Orleans is 6-16 ATS and 6-17 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Pistons make the 17th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Pelicans give up the most makes from beyond the arc.

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Pelicans vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Pelicans Rank Pelicans AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
7th 111.1 Points Scored 107.7 24th
25th 114.9 Points Allowed 108.4 13th
4th 44.7 Rebounds 42.9 18th
1st 11.3 Off. Rebounds 10.4 14th
22nd 11.5 3pt Made 12.5 17th
16th 24.1 Assists 24 20th
14th 13.1 Turnovers 13.8 18th

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