At 7:00 ET, the Detroit Pistons (-149) will host the Charlotte Hornets (+123) in a conference matchup. The Pistons are favored by 3 points and are currently on a 3-game losing streak.
This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and can be seen on BSDE. The Hornets are 13th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Southeast Division with a record of 10-31. The Pistons are 15th in the East and 5th in the Central Division with a record of 4-39. The over/under line for this game is 234.5 points.
CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Pistons -3
This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-102 in favor of the Pistons.
- Our projections have Cade Cunningham finishing with Cade Cunningham points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pistons finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.3% and knocking down 16 threes.
Will the Hornets Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
In their last game, the Hornets defeated the Timberwolves by a score of 128-125. The over/under line for that game was 221.5 points.
Charlotte has an O/U record of 21-20 this season, and their games have averaged 228.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 234.5.
As the underdog, the Hornets have an ATS record of 8-29 this season. They have covered the spread in their last two games and have an overall ATS record of 15-24 on the road (8-14).
Currently, the Hornets are 13th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 10-31. In the Southeast Division, they are in 4th place.
On average, the Hornets are 12.3 points per game worse than their opponents on the road. Their road record for the season is 5-17.
Charlotte’s non-conference record is 3-12 compared to 7-19 against the Eastern Conference. Today, they are 3-point underdogs vs. the Pistons.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Hornets are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 108.8 points per game. When playing on the road, they are averaging 109.2 points per game.
In terms of pace, Charlotte is 21st in the league with an average of 98 possessions per game. They are also 25th in field goal percentage at 45%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 21st in both attempts and percentage. On average, they are making 11.8 threes per game.
Coming into the game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 119.9 points per game (24th). In the terms of takeaways, Hornets are causing 13.3 turnovers per game, ranking 20th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 20th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.
Will Detroit Come Through as Home Favorites?
Today, the Pistons will look to snap a three-game losing streak as they host the Hornets. Detroit is favored by 3 points and has gone 0-3 as the favorite this season.
In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Bucks by a score of 122-113. However, they covered the spread as 12.5-point underdogs. The O/U line for that game was 247.5 points.
On the season, the Pistons have an ATS record of 19-23 and have covered the spread in four straight home games. Their average scoring margin at home is -9.5 points per game.
In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are currently in 15th place with a record of 4-39. Against other teams in the East, they are 4-22 and 1-9 against Central Division opponents.
This season, the Pistons have been the underdog in 40 of their 43 games. As the underdog, they have an ATS record of 19-20 and have gone 4-36 straight-up. Their O/U record for the season is 27-15-1.
In terms of scoring, the average combined scoring total for Pistons games this season is 235.5 points. Today’s O/U line of 234.5 is slightly lower than their season average of 230.1.
At home, the Pistons are averaging 111.8 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 24th in scoring at 112.4 points per game.
Detroit is 6th in the league in pace at 100.7 possessions per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.9% of their games this season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in both three-point makes and attempts per game. They are hitting just 35% of their shots from beyond the arc.
At this time, the Pistons’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 123.0 points per game. In their previous game, the Pistons’ defense struggled against the Bucks, giving up 122 points on a field goal percentage of 44%.