Pelicans vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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The New Orleans Pelicans (15-8) host the Detroit Pistons (7-19) on December 7, 2022 at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are favored by 10 points as they enter the matchup winners of four in a row and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The matchup has a 226 point total.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Pistons

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with bookmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -528 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +398 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226 points.

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Pelicans vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Pelicans have 13 wins against the spread in 23 games this year. New Orleans has been the favorite in 15 games this season and has come away with the win 11 times (73.3%) in those contests. Pelicans games this year have hit the over 46.2% of the time (12 out of 26 games with a set point total).

The Pistons have 14 wins against the spread in 26 games this year. Detroit has won six of the 24 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (25%). Pistons games this year have hit the over on 16 of 26 set point totals (61.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
Zion Williamson 18 23.6 7.1 4.3 1.3 0.6 0.2
Brandon Ingram 15 20.8 5.1 4.7 0.9 0.7 1.9
CJ McCollum 19 17.4 4.9 6 1.1 0.5 2.2
Jonas Valančiūnas 23 13.4 9 2 0.3 0.3 0.7
Trey Murphy III 21 13.2 4.3 1.3 1.2 0.5 2.4


Pistons Leaders
Cade Cunningham 12 19.9 6.2 6 0.8 0.6 1.4
Bojan Bogdanovic 25 19.8 3.5 2.4 0.5 0 2.3
Jaden Ivey 22 15.2 4.6 4.1 1.1 0.3 1.4
Saddiq Bey 22 13.9 4.5 1.6 0.7 0.2 1.4
Alec Burks 13 12.8 2.4 1.5 0.9 0.1 1.5
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Pelicans: Herbert Jones: Doubtful (Ankle), Devonte’ Graham: Questionable (Toe), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)

Pistons: Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is allowing 110.3 points per game this season (10th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on offense, averaging 117.3 points per contest (fourth-best). The Pelicans are scoring 115.7 points per game this year at home, which is 3.3 fewer points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (119). In their last 10 games, the Pelicans have been putting up 118.3 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 117.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

New Orleans is making 11.5 three-pointers per game (18th-ranked in league). It has a 37.5% shooting percentage (seventh-ranked) from downtown. The Pelicans are attempting 58.5 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 65.6% of the shots they’ve taken (and 73.4% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 30.7 three-pointers per contest, which are 34.4% of their shots (and 26.6% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

On offense Detroit is the 23rd-ranked squad in the league (110.3 points per game). On defense it is third-worst (117.3 points conceded per game). At home, the Pistons score 111 points per game. On the road, they score 109.8. The Pistons are posting 115 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 4.7 more than their average for the season (110.3).

Beyond the arc, Detroit is 20th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.3). It is 18th in 3-point percentage at 34.4%. The Pistons take 37.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.4% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 28.8% of the Pistons’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 71.2% are 2-pointers.

Pelicans vs. Pistons Predictions and Pick

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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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