The Charlotte Hornets travel to take on the Detroit Pistons in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Pistons are favored by 3.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 216.

This game will tip-off at 7:00 ET and can be seen on BSDE. The Hornets are 13th in the East with a record of 16-48, while the Pistons are last in the conference at 10-53.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +3.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, March 11th.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-107 in favor of the Pistons.
  • Our projections have Cade Cunningham finishing with Cade Cunningham points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pistons finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.2% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can Charlotte Secure a Road Victory?

In games where the Hornets have been the underdog this season, the average scoring margin is -10.4 points per game. Today, they are 3.5-point underdogs. On the road, their average scoring differential is -12.1 PPG.

Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 30-34, and their games have averaged 224.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 216, and 57 of their games have had higher O/U lines than that.

The Hornets are coming off a 110-99 win over the Nets, where they covered the spread as 6-point underdogs. The combined scoring in that game was 209 points, surpassing the O/U line of 207.5.

Charlotte’s overall record this season is 16-48, which puts them 13th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 10-31 and 4-8 against their division. On the road, they are 7-25 compared to 9-23 at home.

As underdogs, the Hornets are 25-33 ATS this season, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last four games as the favorite. Their ATS record on the road is 12-20, and they are 25-37 overall.

When it comes to scoring, the Hornets are one of the worst teams in the league, averaging just 107.2 points per game (29th). On the road, they are even worse, scoring just 106.1 points per game (30th).

So far this season, the Hornets have been below the NBA scoring average in 65.6% of their games. However, they have increased their scoring in their last two games.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Hornets are 22nd in the league at 35%. Overall, they are 27th in field goal percentage at 45%.

The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 20th in the league, allowing an average of 117.3 points per contest. The Charlotte defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Charlotte.

Do the Pistons Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

In the Pistons’ most recent game, they lost to the Mavericks by a score of 142-124. The O/U line for that game was 237.5 points, and Detroit was getting 8.5 points as the underdog.

This season, the Pistons have an O/U record of 34-28-1, and the over has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 216 points, and their games have averaged 233.5 points per game.

Detroit’s ATS record for the season is 31-31, and they are 14-16 ATS at home. As the favorite, they are 1-4 ATS and 30-27 ATS as the underdog.

So far this season, the Pistons are 10-53, which is 15th in the Eastern Conference. In the Central Division, they are in 5th place. At home, Detroit is 5-26, and they are favored by 3.5 points today.

In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Pistons are 7-31 and 3-22 against non-conference opponents. On the road, they are 5-27 compared to 14-16 ATS at home.

At home, the Pistons are averaging 112.0 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.3 points per game.

In terms of pace, Detroit is 8th in the league with an average of 100.2 possessions per game. They are also 18th in field goal percentage at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in made threes at 11.3 per game. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 19th in the NBA.

Coming into the game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 121.1 points per game (27th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 14.9 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 21st in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.