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Hornets vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
- Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds DET -1.5, CHA +102 | DET -122 O/U 240.0
So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 15-38, while going 22-27-4 vs the spread. Against the Pistons, the Hornets are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -12.5 points.
Charlotte is trying to bounce back from a 114-98 loss to the Bulls. Going into this game, the team was 6 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Charlotte did not outscore the Bulls in a single quarter. In the loss, Terry Rozier led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 38.1%.
So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 13-39, while going 23-28-1 vs the spread. Against the Hornets, the Pistons are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -4.5 points per contest.
The Pistons will be looking to bounce back from a 111-105 loss to the Mavericks. In terms of betting, Detroit entered as 10 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Detroit went on to lose the game despite leading by 4 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Bojan Bogdanovic, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 66.7% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Hornets averaged 135.67 points per game vs Detroit, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Pistons also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 119.0 points per game vs Charlotte. Although the Pistons have the better ATS mark across the previous 5 head-head matchups at 3-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Charlotte, as they averaged 128 points per game while allowing 119. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 4-1. Combined, they averaged 247 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 53 games, Charlotte is averaging 112.0 points per game (25th). So far, Charlotte is averaging 101.5 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 29th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 50.9%.
Against the Pistons, the Hornets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 25th in points allowed.
On offense, Terry Rozier leads the Hornets in scoring at 21.7 points per game, placing him 35th in the NBA. Overall, Rozier has hit 41.3% of his shots while accounting for 21.1% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 30th in points allowed to point-guards. At 14.9 points per game, P.J. Washington is the 2nd leading scorer for the Hornets. For the season, he is 252nd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 43.6%.
The Pistons come into today’s game as the 22nd ranked scoring offense at 112.6 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.8 made 3’s per game. If the Detroit offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.3 turnovers per game.
On defense, the Pistons will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 22nd ranked unit in points allowed per game.
This season, the Pistons offense has primarily worked through Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 49 games, Bogdanovic is 42nd in the NBA at 21.4 points per game. So far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 4.1 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.5 assists.
Hornets vs Pistons Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 240.0