3* on Pistons -
New Orleans vs. Detroit,
02/11/2013 19:30 EDT,
Score: 105 - 86
Point Spread: -4/-110 Detroit
This is a good matchup for Detroit. New Orleans is a team that plays terrible defense, allowing opponents to shoot 47.4% in their road games and 37.2% from behind the 3-point line. The Hornets also get a lot of their points from the perimeter, hitting 37.3% of their 3-point attempts.
The Pistons though defend the three well, allowing opponents to hit just 32.8% from behind the arc. Detroit is also a solid shooting team at home, making 47% of their attempts and 37.3% of their 3's, so they should have no trouble scoring against the Hornets.
Add in the fact that Detroit is 17-6 ATS at home against teams who make 36% or more of their 3-point attempts the last two years and are 16-6 ATS against teams that allow 46% or more from the field and you can see why Detroit is the obvious play.