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Pelicans face Pistons: NBA odds preview

New Orleans PelicansDetroit Pistons
16-25January 24, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills17-25

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Detroit and New Orleans on Friday, with the host Pistons trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Supporters of the Pelicans have seen them go 16-25 and 17-22-2 ATS so far this season, while the Pistons are at 17-25 and 18-24 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pistons are 30-12, while the Pelicans are 21-20.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pistons installed as -5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 202.5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Pistons and the No. 23-ranked Pelicans, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 92-91 result in favor of the Pelicans.

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 Pelicans got 17 points from Tyreke Evans, but it was Sacramento that prevailed in a 114-97 final on Tuesday at New Orleans Arena.

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. Detroit got 30 points from Brandon Jennings en route to a 104-101 loss at the hands of Detroit on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pelicans rank No. 18 in the league with 42.88 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 5.98 per game, while the Pelicans rate No. 26 with 6.12 per contest.

A few Pelicans at Pistons trends to consider:
New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
New Orleans is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
New Orleans is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
Detroit is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
Detroit is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Detroit's last 22 games
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

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