Hornets vs. Pistons Prediction
Can bettors cash the over on Monday afternoon when the Detroit Pistons host the Charlotte Hornets at 12:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Detroit. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pistons are 3-point home favorites to beat the Hornets, who opened as 3.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 204.5 but has climbed slightly to 205.
Who Public Bettors Like: Detroit. As of Monday morning, 79% of betting tickets were on the Pistons to cover the point spread but the money for this game was split 50-50. Meanwhile, 60% of betting tickets are on the over and 62% of the money is also on the over.
Injury Report: Cody Zeller (knee) is out for the Hornets but he's the only player listed on Charlotte's injury report. Meanwhile, Reggie Jackson (ankle) is out for the Pistons but Andre Drummond is probable to play despite a foot injury.
Who We Like: The over. In the last 26 meetings between these two teams in Detroit, the over is 19-6-1. In the last 22 meetings in this series overall, the over is 15-6-1.
The over is also 7-1 in the Hornets' last eight games coming off a double-digit loss at home and has cashed in six of their last seven games against Central Division opponents. The over is 9-4 in Charlotte's last 13 road games when facing an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 as well.
On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Pistons' last six home games when facing a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400. It is also 10-4-1 in their last 15 games versus an opponent with a losing record, is 6-2 in their last eight games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400, and is 6-2 in their last eight home games when playing a foe with a losing road record.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: HORNETS/PISTONS OVER 205