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Pelicans vs. Pistons line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Tuesday's matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Tuesday's matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Detroit Pistons
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The New Orleans Pelicans (18-32) travel to Little Caesars Arena and match up against the Detroit Pistons (12-37) on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET. Detroit is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Pistons odds from Caesers Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 216.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Pelicans vs. Pistons picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 16 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 62-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,500. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Pistons rookie guard Cade Cunningham is averaging 16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. The 2021 first-overall pick has scored at least 20 points in 11 games so far. The Oklahoma State product can stuff the stat sheet and has recorded two triple-doubles during his rookie campaign. In the Jan. 30 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cunningham had 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. 

The model also knows Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas is averaging a double-double with 18.3 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. The 2011 fifth-overall pick has tallied seven double-doubles in his last 10 games. Valanciunas has been efficient when he touches the ball, shooting 53 percent from the floor. 

Now, it has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Pistons. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Pelicans vs. Pistons? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Pelicans vs. Pistons spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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