Pelicans-Pistons Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans take on the Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Arena. The Pelicans currently hold a 9-10 record and have shown signs of being both a good and bad team this season. Entering with a record of 10-12, the Pistons have been mediocre this year. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-DET and FSN-NO.

The Pelicans are expecting better results after their 109-95 loss to the Thunder. Jrue Holiday was the best player for the Pelicans, scoring 16 points while adding 8 rebounds and 6 assists. The Pistons, meanwhile, are coming off a blowout 121-94 loss to the Timberwolves. Josh Smith had a solid game for Detroit, recording 17 points along with 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball security could play a key role in the matchup. New Orleans commits the third-fewest miscues in the NBA (TO% of 13.6%), while Detroit's disruptive defense causes the fourth-most (opponents' TO% of 21.4%).