Pistons vs. Hornets Prediction
Will the Charlotte Hornets add to the current struggles of the Detroit Pistons when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
543 Detroit Pistons at 544 Charlotte Hornets
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hornets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against Pistons. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 219 points. The public betting currently has 52 percent going on Charlotte at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pistons on skid
The Pistons are on a five-game losing streak following a 116-102 loss at Philadelphia. They have failed to cover in all five games. Detroit is 13-12 on the season, 4-6 on the road, 12-13 against the spread and 13-12 with the under.
Detroit is averaging just 109.1 points per game on the year, shooting only 43.2 percent from the floor and 31.9 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Pistons are giving up 110.3 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot 46.7 percent from the floor. The Team is expected to be without quite a few role players tonight, including guard Reggie Bullock, who is doubtful with an ankle injury. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 25.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 18.4 points and 15.5 rebounds per contest.
Hornets look for third straight win
The Charlotte Hornets are coming off back-to-back wins over the Nuggets and Knicks, covering the spread in both wins. Charlotte is now 13-13 overall, 9-5 at home, 16-10 against the spread and 14-12 with the over.
The Hornets are averaging 114.2 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 110.8 points per game while allowing opponents to shooting 45.9 percent from the floor. Kemba Walker has been leading the team with 25.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 road games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games against Southeast opponents.
The Hornets are 5-1 against the spread in their last six conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
The Pistons have looked loss over the last week, as they haven’t been terribly competitive with anyone. Their two road losses in this streak were each by double digits. Their lack of strong guard play has left them too reliant on their big men and that isn’t helping them in a high-scoring NBA style of play. The Hornets aren’t strong inside, but they have shooters and scorers and that should be the difference at home. Charlotte should be able to cover at home.
NBA Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -5.5