Hornets vs. Pistons Prediction
Both the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets need a win tonight when the two Eastern Conference foes meet up at 4PM ET. Which team has the edge?
567 Charlotte Hornets vs. 568 Detroit Pistons
Sunday, April 7, 2019
4PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are the favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 215 points. The public betting for this game currently has 57 percent going on the Hornets on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hornets still alive
Charlotte has won its last two games, beating the Pelicans and the Raptors to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Hornets have also covered in three straight. Charlotte is 37-42 overall, 12-27 on the road, 38-40-1 against the spread and 42-35-2 with the over. The Hornets are currently 10th in the East, 2 games behind Detroit for the last spot.
The Hornets are putting up 110.6 points per game on offense while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 112.2 points per game while opponents shoot 47.1 percent from the floor. The team will be without Marvin Williams, Tony Parker and Cody Zeller tonight due to injury. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 25.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
Pistons lose third straight
Detroit had a pretty firm grasp on a playoff spot, but the Pistons have lost and failed to cover in three straight games. They are 39-40 overall, 25-14 at home, 40-36-3 against the spread and 40-39 with the under. The Pistons are eighth in the East right now, ½ a game behind Brooklyn and Orlando and 1 game ahead of Miami.
The Pistons are giving up just 107.7 points per game while opponents shoot 47.1 per game. Offensively, Detroit averages 107.2 points per game while shooting 44.1 percent from the field. Blake Griffin has been leading the team with 24.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while Andre Drummond is adding 17.3 points and 15.4 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets are 5-1 against the spread in their last six on 1 day of rest, but just 6-15 ATS in their last 21 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Pistons are 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 home games, but just 2-5 ATS in their last seven conference games.
The Pistons have lost three straight, but they were against the likes of Indiana and Oklahoma City. Griffin also didn’t play in two of those games. Griffin is back and I think that will be what helps the Pistons get past Charlotte tonight. The Hornets still have something to play for, but they haven’t been a terribly reliable road team and they face a desperate Detroit team tonight.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -6.5