Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets Betting Prediction


The Detroit Pistons (13-12) travel to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets (13-13). The Pistons are 5.5-point underdogs and look to snap their five-game losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 219.5 points and it will air on Fox Sports Carolina at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets ATS Odds

The Hornets defeated the New York Knicks in their last contest, 119-107, covering as 5.5-point favorites. The Pistons, on the other hand, were beat by the Philadelphia 76ers, 116-102, and were not able to cover as 11.5-point underdogs. The Charlotte game finished 0.5 points over the projected point total of 225.5, while the Detroit game hit the projected point total of 218.

Charlotte dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.264 (above their season average of 0.205) and a turnover percentage of 10.8 (worse than their season average of 10.4). For those same stats, New York put up marks of 0.065 and 15.0, respectively. Detroit, meanwhile, made nine of their 21 three pointers (42.9 percent). Kemba Walker played well for Charlotte with 25 points, six rebounds and six assists. Meanwhile, Andre Drummond had a good game for Detroit, contributing 21 points and 17 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Walker led the Hornets to a 113-103 win. He recorded 24 points and 8 assists. Charlotte covered as a 3-point underdog and the two teams combined to score 216 points, which was just under the projected point total of 221. Charlotte’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Detroit. The Hornets had a rate of 0.571 while the Pistons posted a mark of 0.423.

Of the Pistons’ 25 games, 12 have finished over the total. Detroit comes into the game with records of 13-12 straight up (SU) and 12-13 against the spread (ATS).

Of the Hornets’ 26 games, 14 have finished over the O/U total. Additionally, Charlotte is 13-13 SU and 16-10 ATS.

It might be a tough game for Charlotte on the offensive glass. The Hornets rank 23rd in offensive rebounding percentage (21.3 percent), while Detroit ranks second in defensive rebounding percentage (79.7 percent).

Pistons vs. Hornets Pick

Free NBA Tip: SU Winner – Hornets, ATS Winner – Pistons, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Hornets rank 3 in steals allowed per game (6.8076923076923075) while the Pistons rank 11 (7.52).
  • Detroit ranks fifth in three pointers allowed per game (29.4) while Charlotte ranks 24th (33.7).
  • The Pistons rank 10th in assists allowed per game (23.5) while the Hornets rank 25th (25.3).
  • Charlotte ranks 14th in blocks per game (5.4) while Detroit ranks 26th (3.7).
  • Charlotte averages 48.15384615384615 points in the paint per game, which ranks 14 in the league. Detroit ranks 23 in points allowed in the paint per game (50.16).
  • The Pistons rank sixth in rebounds per game (47.5) while the Hornets rank 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (46.3).
  • The Hornets rank 5 in points off turnovers per game (19.26923076923077) while the Pistons rank 15 (17.16).
  • Detroit ranks third in second chance points allowed per game (11.2) while Charlotte ranks 18th (14.0).
  • Detroit is 2-0 when they allow less than 100 points, while Charlotte is 3-0.
  • The Pistons are 13-8 when they score over 100 points, while the Hornets are 13-12.
  • Detroit is 6-4 ATS on the road, while Charlotte is 9-5 ATS at home.
  • In 10 road games, the Pistons have 5 overs, 4 unders and 1 push.
  • Of the Hornets’ 14 home games, they have 8 overs and 6 unders.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hornets are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Pistons are 0-5.
  • In their last five games, Charlotte has 4 overs and 1 under, while Detroit has 3 unders, 1 over and 1 push.
  • During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 111.2 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 114.6 points per game (3.8 above their season average).
  • The Pistons\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 15.6, up from 1.2 for the season.