Pelicans vs Pistons Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/2
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- Nov 2, 2023, 7:27:35 AM
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Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans - Game Preview
New Orleans, LA; Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. CST
Line: NO -7.5
Get ready for an exciting non-conference showdown as the Detroit Pistons take on the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. In this game preview, we'll explore both teams' recent performances, key player statistics, and explain our final prediction.
The Detroit Pistons have shown promise with a 2-3 record this season, currently ranking eighth in the Eastern Conference.
Cade Cunningham's Impact
Cade Cunningham has been a key contributor for the Pistons, averaging 21.0 points per game with impressive shooting percentages.
In their most recent game, the Pistons faced a 124-112 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They previously secured a convincing 118-102 win over the Chicago Bulls.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have had a strong start to the season with a 3-1 record, placing them fourth in the Western Conference.
Brandon Ingram's Scoring
Brandon Ingram has been a force for the Pelicans, averaging 22.5 points per game with impressive shooting percentages.
The Pelicans faced a 130-102 loss to the Golden State Warriors, but they previously won against the New York Knicks with a 96-87 score.
The Pistons have some uncertainty with Alec Burks and Jalen Duren listed as "GTD" (Game-Time Decision).
For the Pelicans, Naji Marshall and Brandon Ingram are currently listed as "OUT."
With key players like Brandon Ingram and Alec Burks sidelined, and considering the recent performances of both teams, the under of 219.5 points is the best bet for this game. The Pelicans, despite their strong start to the season, are missing scoring firepower, and the Pistons may struggle offensively without key players.
Expect a defensive battle with both teams struggling to score, making the under an attractive betting option. Don't miss out on what could be a low-scoring contest.
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Pick: Under 219.5 -110