Pelicans vs Pistons Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, January 13, 2023

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The New Orleans Pelicans (25-17) are favored by six points against the Detroit Pistons (12-33) on January 13, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena in a contest that pits one of the highest-scoring squads in the NBA (Pelicans, fourth in points scored per game) versus one of the worst defensively (Pistons, 29th in points allowed). The over/under for the matchup is set at 234.5 points.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Pistons

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -223 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +185 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 234.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Pelicans vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Pelicans have played 42 games, with 21 wins against the spread. New Orleans has been the favorite in 24 games this season and has come away with the win 17 times (70.8%) in those contests. Pelicans games this year have eclipsed the over/under 55.6% of the time (25 out of 45 games with a set point total).

The Pistons have 21 wins against the spread in 45 games this year. Detroit has won 25.6% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (11-32). Pistons games this season have gone over the total in 28 of 45 opportunities (62.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
CJ McCollum 37 21.3 4.8 5.8 1 0.6 3
Jonas Valančiūnas 42 14.1 9.5 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.6
Trey Murphy III 39 12.4 3.9 1.3 1 0.5 2.2
Naji Marshall 40 10.2 3.7 2.4 0.8 0.3 1.1
Herbert Jones 29 10 3.7 2.1 1.5 0.7 0.8


Pistons Leaders
Bojan Bogdanovic 43 21.2 3.6 2.8 0.6 0.1 2.5
Jaden Ivey 41 15.1 4 4.2 1 0.2 1.4
Saddiq Bey 41 14 4.1 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Alec Burks 32 14 2.9 2.2 0.8 0.2 2
Isaiah Stewart 36 11.8 7.9 1.2 0.4 0.7 1.4
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Pelicans: Herbert Jones: Questionable (Back), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe)

Pistons: Isaiah Stewart: Questionable (Shoulder), Jalen Duren: Out (Ankle), Marvin Bagley: Out (Hand), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is ceding 113.3 points per game this season (16th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined on offense, averaging 117.4 points per game (fourth-best). The Pelicans are averaging 117 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 0.8 fewer points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (117.8). The Pelicans have been scoring 115.5 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 117.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

New Orleans is draining 11.2 treys per game (21st-ranked in league). It has a 36.5% shooting percentage (11th-ranked) from three-point land. The Pelicans are attempting 58.3 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 65.4% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 73.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 30.8 three-pointers per contest, which are 34.6% of their shots (and 26.3% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Offensively Detroit is the 19th-ranked team in the league (112.4 points per game). Defensively it is second-worst (119.6 points conceded per game). The Pistons average 114.6 points per game at home, and 110.6 on the road. Over their previous 10 games, the Pistons are averaging 118.5 points per game, 6.1 more than their season average (112.4).

In 2022-23, Detroit is 17th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.8 per game) and 15th in 3-point percentage (35.9%). The Pistons attempt 37.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.6% of the Pistons’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 70.4% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Pelicans, and we project that Pelicans will cover the spread (Pelicans -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234.5 points.

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You can bet on Pelicans vs. Pistons at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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