|NBA Bobcats vs. Pistons Picks & Predictions for Sunday, January 6, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 06 January 2013 16:00|
Bobcats vs. Pistons Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Pistons as 9-point favorites versus the Bobcats while the over/under total is currently sitting at 193.5 points. Charlotte enters the game with an 8-24 record and is 3-11 on the road this year, while Detroit is 13-22 overall and 10-8 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Pistons opened as 9-point favorites and the line hasn't moved much since then. As for the total, it opened at 193 and has only been bet up slightly to 193.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 61% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Pistons. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Charlotte. According to latest NBA trends, the Underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and Road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meeting. Detroit is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. win, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Charlotte (8-24 SU, 12-20 ATS, 17-14-1 O/U) travels to the Palace of Auburn Hills to take on Detroit on Sunday at 7:30pmET. The Pistons (13-22 SU, 16-19 ATS, 16-18-1 O/U) have won four straight, while Charlotte is coming off a tough loss on Friday to Cleveland at home, 106-104. Even though the Bobcats have struggled, Detroit is overvalued as a big favorite. Charlotte got great production from their two guards off the bench as Ramon Sessions (20) and Ben Gordon (27) became the third set of teammates in franchise history to score 20 or more off the bench. Detroit should win this game and continue their winning streak but it will be a struggle against rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (10.8ppg) and company who match up well against the Pistons.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: CHARLOTTE BOBCATS +9