Looking to win big? The Pistons and Pelicans face off at 8:00 ET on BSNO. The Pelicans are hosting the game at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 219 points, with the Pelicans being the favored team playing at home against the Pistons.


The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -7.5

This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, November 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-100 in favor of the Pelicans.
  • Our projections have Zion Williamson finishing with Zion Williamson points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.5% and knocking down 8 threes.

Do the Pistons Stand a Chance in New Orleans?

So far, the Detroit Pistons have a road record of 1-2, an overall record of 2-3, and a conference rank of 8th in the Eastern Conference for the 2023-2024 season.

The Pistons head into today’s matchup with a 3-2 overall record against the spread in the 2023-2024 season. They hold a 1-1 home record against the spread and a 2-1 road record against the spread.

The Detroit Pistons heads into the game with Cade Cunningham as their leading scorer, averaging 22.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game in the 2023-2024 season. He holds a field goal percentage of 41.6%, an effective field goal percentage of 49.5%, a two-point field goal percentage of 40.3%, and a three-point field goal percentage of 44.1%. Furthermore, he has played in 5 games and achieved 1 double-double.

The Pistons’ offense is ranked 7th in field goal percentage, as opponents shoot 49.03%. They also rank 28th in free throw attempts per game, allowing opponents to attempt 26.21 free throws. Furthermore, they rank 10th in points per game, with opponents scoring 118.52 points.

This season, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 6th in effective field goal percentage allowed, 10th in points allowed per game, and 5th in blocked shots per game.

Will New Orleans Make it Happen at Home?

In their previous game, New Orleans played the Thunder and secured a 110-106 victory, bringing their overall record to 3-1.

Leading the Pelicans against the Thunder, CJ McCollum scored 29 points and Zion Williamson scored 20 points. McCollum successfully made 10 out of 17 field goal attempts and 5 out of 8 three-point attempts, whereas Williamson made 7 out of 20 field goal attempts and did not take any three-point shots.

In their most recent game, the New Orleans Pelicans had a 45.1% effective field goal percentage. They made 17 out of 29 free throw attempts, shot 39.2% from the field, and made 13 out of 42 three-point attempts.

On defense vs. the Thunder, the New Orleans Pelicans allowed 106 points, recorded 8 steals, forced 10 turnovers, had 36 defensive rebounds, and made 5 blocked shots.