Hornets vs Pistons Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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The Charlotte Hornets (7-20) host the Detroit Pistons (7-22) at Spectrum Center, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. The Pistons are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 229.5 point total.

How to bet Hornets vs. Pistons

Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Hornets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Hornets have -166 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +140 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Hornets vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Hornets vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Hornets have 12 wins against the spread in 27 games this season. Charlotte has come away with three wins in the six contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Hornets have hit the over in 48.3% of their opportunities this year (14 times over 29 games with a set point total).

In the Pistons’ 29 games this year, they have 15 wins against the spread. Detroit has won 22.2% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (6-21). Pistons games this year have eclipsed the over/under 17 times in 29 opportunities (58.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 19 22.2 4.8 5.7 0.7 0.2 2.7
Kelly Oubre Jr. 27 20.8 5.2 1.2 1.7 0.3 2.3
P.J. Washington 27 15.1 4.7 2.4 0.7 1 1.8
Jalen McDaniels 27 10.4 4.7 2.4 1 0.5 1.2
Mason Plumlee 27 9.5 9.3 4.1 0.6 0.6 0

Pistons

Pistons Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bojan Bogdanovic 28 21 3.6 2.4 0.6 0 2.6
Jaden Ivey 25 15.3 4.4 4 1.1 0.3 1.4
Saddiq Bey 25 14.8 4.4 1.8 0.9 0.2 1.6
Alec Burks 16 13.5 2.9 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.8
Isaiah Stewart 22 11.7 8.5 1.2 0.4 0.7 1.5
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Hornets: Mark Williams: Out (Ankle), Gordon Hayward: Out (Shoulder), Dennis Smith: Out (Ankle), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder)

What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is putting up only 109.4 points per game (fourth-worst in NBA), but it has played more consistently at the other end of the court, where it is allowing 116.2 points per game (24th-ranked). The Hornets are averaging 107 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 4.6 fewer points than they’re averaging away from home (111.6). The Hornets have seen a downturn in scoring recently, racking up 108.5 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.9 points fewer than the 109.4 they’ve scored this year.

In terms of threes, Charlotte is struggling, as it ranks third-worst in the league in threes made (10.1 per game) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (32.3%). So far this year, the Hornets have taken 65.9% two-pointers, accounting for 75.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 34.1% from beyond the arc (24.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

In 2022-23, Detroit is fifth-worst in the league on offense (109.9 points scored per game) and third-worst defensively (117 points allowed). At home the Pistons are putting up 111.5 points per game, 2.9 more than they are averaging on the road (108.6). In their past 10 games, the Pistons are posting 110.8 points per contest, 0.9 more than their season average (109.9).

In 2022-23, Detroit is 16th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.6 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (34.5%). The Pistons attempt 38.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 29.7% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 61.7% of their shots, with 70.3% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Hornets, and we project that Pistons will cover the spread (Hornets -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 229.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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