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
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Hornets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Hornets have -166 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +140 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.
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%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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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).
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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