A matchup featuring one of the colder squads in the NBA will see the Detroit Pistons (13-39, 2-8 during their last 10) square off against the Charlotte Hornets (15-38) at Little Caesars Arena on February 3, 2023. Despite their recent struggles, the Pistons are one-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is 239.5 points.
How to bet Pistons vs. Hornets
Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with bookmakers listing the Pistons as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pistons have -115 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at -104 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Pistons vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, February 3, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSDE
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Arena: Little Caesars Arena
Pistons vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Pistons have played 52 games, with 23 wins against the spread. Detroit has been victorious in one of the three contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Pistons games this year have hit the over on 30 of 53 set point totals.
In the Hornets’ 53 games this year, they have 22 wins against the spread. Charlotte has a 10-32 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.8% of those games). Hornets games this year have hit the over on 27 of 53 set point totals (50.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Pistons: Hamidou Diallo: Probable (Illness), Cory Joseph: Out (Back), Marvin Bagley: Out (Hand), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)
Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
Detroit’s defense ranks second-worst in the NBA with 120.1 points allowed per game, but its offense has been more consistent, putting up 112.6 points per game (22nd-ranked in league). Offensively the Pistons have played better in home games this year, scoring 114.3 points per game, compared to 111.1 per game in away games. The Pistons’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 116.3 points per contest compared to the 112.6 they’ve averaged this season.
Detroit is 16th in the NBA with 11.8 three-pointers per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 17th with a 35.7% shooting percentage from three-point land. Of the shots attempted by the Pistons in 2022-23, 62.2% of them have been two-pointers (70.3% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.8% have been three-pointers (29.7%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte is 25th in the league in points scored (112 per game) and third-worst in points conceded (118.6). At home, the Hornets score 110.3 points per game. On the road, they score 113.3. While the Hornets are averaging 112 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their last 10 games, amassing 111.3 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, Charlotte is fifth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.2%. The Hornets attempt 36% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.7% of the Hornets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 74.3% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Pistons, and we project that Pistons will cover the spread (Pistons -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239.5 points.
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