Pistons vs. Hornets Prediction

NBA Predictions: Hornets worth laying points vs. Pistons? 2/25/18

Are the Charlotte Hornets worth a play Sunday afternoon when they host the Detroit Pistons at 1:00 p.m. ET?


According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Hornets are 4.5-point home favorites to beat the Pistons. The total, meanwhile, sits at 214.5 points.

Bet This Matchup & Other NBA Games


There has been line movement on both the spread and the total for this game. Let's start with the side. The Hornets opened as 4-point favorites before the line was bet up to 4.5. That said, some books have moved Charlotte back down to -4. As for the total, the number hit the board at 212.5 but was bet up a full two points to 214.5.


As of this writing, 52% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Hornets to cover the spread. That said, 54% of the money wagered online is on the Pistons. As for the total, the majority of the betting tickets (58%) are on the under.


The Hornets are healthy but the Pistons will once again be without guard Reggie Jackson, who has been out with an ankle injury since December.


Both of these teams are 6-4 over their last 10 games but neither has been covering spreads. Detroit is just 2-8 against the number in its last 10, while Charlotte is 4-6 at the betting window over its last 10. To me, the value is still in the home team, which is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams. The favorite is also 9-3 against the number in the last 12 meetings while the Pistons are just 1-4 ATS in their last five trips to Charlotte.

The Pistons are also 8-21 against the spread in their last 29 games overall, are 7-20-1 against the number in their last 28 conference matchups, and are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.



NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Bucks Prediction & Odds The sixth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans travel to Milwaukee to take on the third-seeded Bucks on NBA TV Sunday night at 8:00 PM ET. Can the Bucks cover the...
Thumbnail Clippers vs. Cavaliers Prediction & Odds The fourth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers travel to Cleveland to take on the fifth-seeded Cavaliers on Sunday night at 7:00 PM ET. Can the Cavaliers cover the...
Thumbnail Pacers vs. Grizzlies Prediction & Odds The ninth-seeded Pacers travel to Memphis to take on the second-seeded Grizzlies on Sunday night at 6:00 PM ET. Can the Grizzlies cover the 9.5-point spread as...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Hornets Prediction & Odds The sixth-seeded Miami Heat travel to Charlotte to take on the fourteenth-seeded Hornets on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM ET. Can the Hornets cover the 6-point...
Thumbnail Nuggets vs. 76ers Prediction & Odds The first-seeded Denver Nuggets travel to Philadelphia to take on the #2 seed 76ers on ABC Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM ET. Can the 76ers cover the 4.5-point...