Picks & Predictions: Detroit vs  New Orleans 11-02-2023

Picks & Predictions: Detroit vs New Orleans 11-02-2023

November 2, 2023


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On Thursday, the Detroit Pistons (2-3) travel to the New Orleans Pelicans (3-1) in the south. Smoothie King Center will be the place of tip-off. On Wednesday, Detroit lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 110-101, their second straight loss. At the end of the game, Cade Cunningham finished with 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. With another strong rookie effort, Ausar Thompson finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds. After defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-106 on Wednesday, New Orleans was able to resume its winning streak. Despite their poor shooting percentages of only 39.2% from the floor and 58.6% from the free throw line, the Pelicans managed to contain the Thunder to just 20.6% from beyond the arc.



After a few games this season, the Pistons are 2-3. Prior to Thursday evening’s games, Detroit had lost its previous two matches. Detroit just suffered defeats at the hands of the Thunder and the Trail Blazers. Detroit lost to Miami to begin the season, but they bounced back to defeat Charlotte and Chicago. Because of the strongest rim defense in the NBA, they had a defensive rating that placed them in the top 10 before their game on Wednesday. Although opponents have only made 30.1% of their shots from outside the arc, just one defense has a higher distribution rate than them.




Through the first four matches of the season, the Pelicans have a 3-1 overall record. After a pair of matches this year, New Orleans prevailed over both Memphis and the Knicks. They lost against the Warriors on Monday evening by a score of 28 as a result. Similar to the Pistons, the Pelicans’ outstanding defense helped them win a pair of matches early. As they did the previous season, New Orleans ranks among the top 10 defensively.


With Jalen Duren, Alec Burks, and Monte Morris sidelined, the Pistons are yet again shorthanded, whereas the Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram, Naji Marshall, and Jose Alverado.



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Detroit Pistons vs New Orleans Pelicans Game Information

  • Date: 11/02/2023
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location:Smoothie King Center, New Orleans,LA
  • How to Watch Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans: TNT
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


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