Hornets vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The Charlotte Hornets (21-46) visit the Detroit Pistons (15-51) on March 9, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons are underdogs by a four-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The matchup’s point total is 225.

How to bet Hornets vs. Pistons

Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Hornets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Hornets have -173 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +146 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.

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Hornets vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Hornets vs. Pistons Betting Trends

In the Hornets’ 67 games this year, they have 28 wins against the spread. Charlotte has come away with seven wins in the 15 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Hornets games this year have hit the over 43.9% of the time (29 out of 66 games with a set point total).

In the Pistons’ 66 games this season, they have 30 wins against the spread. Detroit has won 13 of the 62 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (21%). The Pistons have hit the over 53% of the time this season (35 of 66 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Hornets Leaders
Terry Rozier 56 21.3 4.2 4.9 1.1 0.2 2.7
Kelly Oubre Jr. 42 20.1 5.4 1.1 1.4 0.4 2.2
P.J. Washington 62 15.1 4.8 2.4 0.9 1.1 2
Gordon Hayward 41 14.8 4.4 3.9 0.9 0.2 1.1
Dennis Smith Jr. 45 8.6 2.9 4.6 1.4 0.4 0.4


Pistons Leaders
Jaden Ivey 61 15.4 3.9 4.9 0.9 0.2 1.4
Marvin Bagley III 31 11.6 6.9 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.3
Killian Hayes 60 9.5 2.7 5.9 1.4 0.4 1.1
Jalen Duren 52 8.5 8.7 1.1 0.6 0.9 0
James Wiseman 29 8.3 4.7 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.1
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Hornets vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Ankle), Killian Hayes: Probable (Hand), Jalen Duren: Probable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is averaging only 111.8 points per game (fifth-worst in NBA), but it has played better on defense, where it is allowing 117.7 points per game (25th-ranked). Offensively the Hornets have been worse when playing at home this season, posting 111 points per game, compared to 112.5 per game in away games. The Hornets have been racking up 111 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 111.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Charlotte ranks 23rd in the NBA by draining 10.7 three-pointers per contest, but it sports a 32.8% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks second-worst in the league. The Hornets have taken 64.2% two-pointers and 35.8% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s baskets, 74.2% are two-pointers and 25.8% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

In 2022-23, Detroit is fourth-worst in the league on offense (111.4 points scored per game) and second-worst on defense (119 points conceded). At home the Pistons are putting up 113.3 points per game, 3.8 more than they are averaging away (109.5). The Pistons are posting 109.4 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is two fewer points than their average for the season (111.4).

Detroit is 18th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.5 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (35.2%). The Pistons attempt 62.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 37.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.9% of the Pistons’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 29.1% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Pistons, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Hornets -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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