At 3:00 ET, the Detroit Pistons (12-58) will host the New Orleans Pelicans (43-27) in a non-conference matchup. The Pelicans are favored by 12 points and come into the game having won five straight. On the other side, the Pistons have lost five in a row and are currently 15th in the Eastern Conference.

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The over/under line for the game is set at 214 points. Fans can catch the action on BSDE.


The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -12

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 3:00 ET on Sunday, March 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-104 in favor of the Pelicans.
  • Our projections have Zion Williamson finishing with Zion Williamson points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 12 threes.

Are New Orleans Ready for a Road Win?

In their last game, the Pelicans picked up a 111-88 win over the Heat. They were 3-point underdogs going into the game. The combined scoring in the game was 199 points, and the O/U line was 207.5.

This season, the Pelicans have an overall record of 43-27, which is good for 5th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 26-18 and 9-6 against other teams in the Southwest Division.

On the road, the Pelicans are 23-14 this season and have an ATS record of 20-16 on the road. Currently, they are favored by 12 points and have a straight-up road scoring differential of +4.8 points per game.

New Orleans has gone 39-30 against the spread this season, including a 23-20 record as the favorite. Their O/U record for the season is 30-40, and their games have averaged 226.3 points per game.

On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 115.8 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 115 points per game compared to 116.6 at home.

So far, New Orleans has outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pelicans have been very efficient, ranking 8th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 10th in true shooting percentage.

New Orleans’ defense has been playing well, ranking 8th in the NBA with 110.5 points allowed per game. Inside the arc, the Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.0% and 34.5% from three-point territory.

Do the Pistons Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Detroit is 12-58 this season and are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-36 and 2-13 against division opponents. At home, the Pistons are 7-30 compared to 5-28 on the road.

As underdogs, the Pistons have lost six straight games ATS and are 9-54 as underdogs this season. Today, they are 12-point underdogs and have a 31-31 ATS record as underdogs. Their overall ATS record is 34-35.

In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Celtics by a score of 129-102. The O/U line for that game was 223 points, and Detroit was getting 14 points. The loss was their fifth straight.

This season, the average O/U line in Pistons games is 229.6 points, and their games have averaged 231.6 points. They have a 35-34-1 O/U record for the season.

This season, the Pistons are 24th in the NBA in scoring at 111.4 points per game. They are 25th in scoring at home, averaging 110.8 points per game.

So far, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 30% of their games. They are 19th in field goal percentage at 46% and are 7th in pace at 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in made threes at 11.1 per game. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 24th in the league.

The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 26th in the league, allowing an average of 120.2 points per contest. Detroit’s defense is currently forcing 14.9 turnovers per game, which is 30th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 21st in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.