Hornets vs. Pistons Pick
Will the Charlotte Hornets be able to go on the road and pick up a win against the Detroit Pistons when they meet today at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the game has been set at 207 points. The home team has won and covered the spread in six of the last seven games in this series.
The Pistons are coming off a 121-116 loss to the Pacers at home on Tuesday night to fall to 16-21 on the season. The Pistons have lost eight of their last 10 overall and five of their last six at home. They are also just 16-20 against the spread this season, failing to cover in three of their last four games. The Pistons are now scoring 99.2 points per game, but allowing only 99.3 points per contest. Tobias Harris is scoring 16.4 points per game to lead the team while Andre Drummond is averaging 14.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per contest.
The Hornets are coming off a 123-112 win over the Thunder last night at home. Charlotte is now 20-16 on the season overall and 17-18-1 against the spread. Charlotte is 2-2 in its last four road games. Charlotte is now averaging 105.6 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 103.3 points per contest. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 22.9 points and 5.5 assists per contest. Nicolas Batum has added 15.2 points per contest. Cody Zeller won’t be available for this game due to a concussion. He was averaging 10.7points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
The Hornets did play last night and picked up a nice win, but I don’t think there will be a much of a drop off from last night. The Pistons are struggling right now and their defense is starting to really let them down. Charlotte should have enough offensive firepower to lead the Hornets to the road win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +4