Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons ATS Prediction

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The Charlotte Hornets (6-6), 2.5-point underdogs, will travel to Little Caesars Arena to challenge the Detroit Pistons (6-5). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 222 points and it can be seen on Fox Sports Carolina at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons ATS Odds

Both teams covered in their last game. The Pistons (5-point favorites) defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 124-109, while the Hornets (6-point underdogs) were defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers, 133-132. Both games finished over their projected point totals. The Detroit game finished 6 points over the projected point total of 227, while the Charlotte game finished 38 points over the projected point total of 227.

The Pistons forced 16 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.577 (above their season average of 0.479). Charlotte, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 3.0 (better than their season average of 11.3). Andre Drummond played a key role for Detroit with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Charlotte, meanwhile, was led by Kemba Walker, who had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

The Hornets edged out the Pistons in this series last year, taking two out of three contests. In the last contest, Charlotte won 114-98. Charlotte out-rebounded Detroit. The Hornets had more offensive rebounds (13 vs. eight), defensive rebounds (34 vs. 33) and total rebounds (47 vs. 41). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Vegas is highly precise when setting the total of Hornets games, with an even split between overs and unders. Charlotte heads into the contest with records of 6-6 straight up (SU) and 8-4 against the spread (ATS).

Of the Pistons’ 11 games, 6 have finished over the projected point total. Additionally, Detroit owns records of 6-5 SU and 5-6 ATS.

Malik Monk has been playing at a high level as of late for Charlotte, averaging 14.8 points and 3.2 assists over the last five games.

Second-chance points might be rare for Charlotte in this meeting. The Hornets are among the league’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 15th in offensive rebounding percentage at 23.4 percent. Meanwhile, Detroit ranks first in the league at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 82.3 percent.

Hornets vs. Pistons Odds Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Pistons, ATS Winner – Hornets, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Hornets average 48.3 points in the paint per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. The Pistons rank 17th in points allowed in the paint per game (49.3).
  • Charlotte ranks third in blocks per game (6.4) while Detroit ranks 23rd (3.9).
  • The Pistons rank fourth in rebounds per game (49.0) while the Hornets rank 16th (45.3).
  • Detroit ranks fourth in second chance points allowed per game (11.2) while Charlotte ranks 14th (12.4).
  • Detroit ranks fifth in fast break points allowed per game (11.3) while Charlotte ranks 14th (13.6).
  • The Hornets average 25.3 assists per game, which ranks sixth in the league. The Pistons rank 21st in assists allowed per game (24.5).
  • The Hornets rank fourth in points off turnovers per game (21.0) while the Pistons rank 13th (17.2).
  • Detroit ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (34.1) while Charlotte ranks 20th in three pointers allowed per game (32.4).
  • Charlotte is 2-0 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Detroit is 1-0.
  • In games where they score more than 100 points, the Pistons are 6-3 and the Hornets are 6-6.
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS at home, while Charlotte is 4-2 ATS on the road.
  • The Hornets have 3 overs and 3 unders in 6 road games.
  • The Pistons have 3 unders and 2 overs in 5 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Charlotte and Detroit are both 3-2 ATS.
  • The Hornets have 3 unders and 2 overs over their last five games, while the Pistons have 3 overs and 2 unders,
  • The Hornets’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.0, up from 7.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Pistons have scored an average of 112.0 points per game (1.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 110.8 points per game (0.3 below their season average).