Hornets vs Detroit NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 02/27/23

Hornets vs Detroit NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 02/27/23

 

Odds

 

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Pistons money line +215
Pistons spread +6.5 (-110)
Hornets money line -255
Hornets spread -6.5 (-110)
Over / under 237

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Detroit Pistons Charlotte Hornets
Record 15-46 19-43
Road / home record 7-24 10-18
Streak L4 W4
Points per game 112.00 112.00
Points allowed per game 119.00 118.00
Rebounds per game 48.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 44.00 41.00
Over / under record 32-29 29-33
 

Preview

Monday's matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets should be an exciting one, as the Pistons look to continue their success against the Hornets this season. In their two previous matchups in Detroit, the Pistons were able to come out on top in both games.

The last time these teams faced off, Saddiq Bey was the hero for the Pistons, scoring 22 points, including a clutch 3-pointer to seal the victory. Bey has been a standout player for the Pistons this season, averaging 10.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. His ability to knock down shots from beyond the arc makes him a valuable asset for the team.  

 

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons are in the midst of a rebuilding year and have struggled throughout the season. They have a record of 15-46 and have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games. Despite this, they have been able to put up some decent offensive numbers, averaging 111.6 points per game over their last 10 games. However, their defense has been a weakness, allowing an average of 117.9 points per game over the same span.

Bojan Bogdanovic has been the Pistons' top scorer this season, averaging 21.8 points per game while shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc. Jaden Ivey has also been a bright spot for the team, shooting 43.5% and averaging 15.5 points over the last 10 games.

The Pistons will be without rookie sensation Cade Cunningham, who is out for the season with a shin injury. This will be a big loss for the team, as Cunningham was expected to be a key piece of their rebuilding effort.

Despite their struggles, the Pistons have been able to put up some solid offensive numbers in their last 10 games, averaging 111.6 points per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. They have also been able to average 40.7 rebounds and 23.7 assists per game during this span.

However, one area where the Pistons have struggled is on the defensive end of the court. Over their last 10 games, their opponents have been able to average 117.9 points per game. This has been a consistent issue for the Pistons throughout the season, as they currently rank last in the NBA in points allowed per game, giving up an average of 118.6 points per game.

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have had a rocky season, particularly against Eastern Conference teams where they have a 10-29 record. However, their fast-paced style of play has been a bright spot for the team. The Hornets rank sixth in the league with 15.5 fast break points per game, largely due to the efforts of guard Terry Rozier. Rozier, who leads the team with an average of 3.5 fast break points per game, is a dynamic scorer for the Hornets. He averages 2.7 made 3-pointers per game, scoring 21.4 points while shooting 32.6% from beyond the arc.

Rozier is not the only standout player on the Hornets. Rookie sensation LaMelo Ball has been a force to be reckoned with, averaging 23.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 8.5 assists over the last 10 games for Charlotte. Ball's playmaking ability and scoring prowess have made him a fan favorite and a promising young star in the league.

Despite the strong performances of Rozier and Ball, the Hornets have struggled to string together wins. In their last 10 games, the team has a 4-6 record, averaging 114.1 points, 43.8 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 9.4 steals, and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. While those statistics are respectable, their opponents have averaged 117.9 points per game, making it difficult for the Hornets to come out on top.

Injuries have also plagued the Hornets this season. Cody Martin has been sidelined with a knee injury, while P.J. Washington has been out with a foot injury. These absences have created challenges for the team, particularly on the defensive end of the court. The team's fast-paced style of play and the talents of Rozier and Ball provide reasons for optimism, but they will need to address their defensive struggles and find ways to close out games if they want to be successful. With young talent and a dedicated fan base, the Hornets have the potential to become a contender in the Eastern Conference in the coming years.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Detroit are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games.

Detroit are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.

Detroit are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games against Charlotte.

Detroit are 3-15 SU in their last 18 games against Charlotte.

Detroit are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Detroit are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.

Charlotte are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Charlotte's last 11 games.

Charlotte are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games against Detroit.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games at home.

Charlotte are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Detroit.

 

Prediction

Based on the stats and trends, it seems that the Detroit Pistons are poised to cover the spread in this game. The Pistons have been 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games, and while they have struggled overall this season, they have been able to put up some decent offensive numbers in their last 10 games, averaging 111.6 points per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. The Pistons have also been able to average 40.7 rebounds and 23.7 assists per game during this span.

On the other hand, while the Charlotte Hornets have been solid recently with a 4-1 ATS record in their last 5 games, they have struggled to string together wins and have a losing record against Eastern Conference teams this season. Furthermore, the Hornets have struggled with injuries to key players like Cody Martin and P.J. Washington, which have created challenges for the team, particularly on the defensive end of the court. These absences could provide an opportunity for the Pistons to capitalize and cover the spread.

While the Pistons will be without Cade Cunningham, they have a strong scorer in Bojan Bogdanovic who has been averaging 21.8 points per game this season. Additionally, Saddiq Bey has been a valuable asset for the team, averaging 10.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc.

Overall, while the Hornets have some talented players in Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball, the Pistons may have the advantage in this game due to their recent betting trends and solid offensive numbers. The Pistons may not win the game outright, but they could very well cover the spread.

 

PICK: Pistons +6.5 (-110)

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