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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Detroit Pistons will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 114-97 loser at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (211) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

The Pistons were a 104-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors.

New Orleans:
Team record: 16-25 SU, 17-22-2 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit:
Team record: 17-25 SU, 18-24 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 12 of last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 17 of last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing at home against New Orleans

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
New Orleans home to Orlando, Sunday, January 26
Detroit at Dallas, Sunday, January 26