The Charlotte Hornets (10-31) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (4-39) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. The Hornets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Timberwolves. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Hornets vs Pistons
The Hornets Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Timberwolves, Miles Bridges was the top scorer for the Hornets’ offense, scoring 28 points and shooting 10/23 from the field. As the Hornets secured the victory with a final score of 128-125, Brandon Miller also chipped in with 27 points.
As they get ready to face the Pistons, the Hornets are 10-31 overall this season and are looking to reach .500. When playing at home, the Hornets are 5-14 compared to 5-17 on the road.
Charlotte arrives with an ATS record of 15-24 for the season up to this point. This season, Charlotte has a 0-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 15-20 as underdogs.
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Marcus Sasser led Detroit with 23 points against the Bucks, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 44.9% in the game. Isaiah Stewart added 19 points, but unfortunately, Detroit was defeated in the game with a score of 122-113.
Despite having a record below .500 at 4-39, the Pistons are looking to get a win against the Hornets. In the Eastern Conference, they are 15th while being 5th in the Central division.
So far, Detroit is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 19-23. As the favorite this season, Detroit is 0-3 vs. the spread while going 19-20 as the underdog.
Hornets Offense Breakdown
The Hornets come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 108.8 points per game.
So far this season, the Hornets are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 108.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 109.2 points per game compared to 108.4 at home.
When it comes to pace, the Hornets are 21st in the league at 98 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 25th in the NBA at 45%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 24th in the league in made threes at 11.8 per game. They are also 21st in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
The Pistons come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 112.4 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 24th in the league, averaging 112.4 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road at 113.1 compared to 111.8 at home (26th).
So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.9% of their games. They are also 16th in field goal percentage at 47%.
One area where the Pistons have excelled is in getting to the free-throw line, as they are 18th in free throws made and attempted per game. In terms of pace, Detroit is 6th in the league at 100.7 possessions per game.
Hornets Team Defense
Facing Detroit, the Hornets aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 119.9 points allowed per game (24th). Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.4% and 39.7% from three-point territory.
Pistons Team Defense
On defense, the Pistons are ranked 29th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 76.7% of their games. The Pistons defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bucks offense to just 44.9% shooting. Overall, they gave up 122 points to Milwaukee.
Key Players For The Hornets And Pistons
Our game forecasts for today suggest that LaMelo Ball is set to be the main scorer for the Hornets, recording 23 points and shooting 8/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 24.7 points per game, in addition to 5.3 rebounds.
On the other side, Cade Cunningham is our projected leading scorer for the Pistons. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and he is contributing 22.8 points per game on average.
Hornets vs Pistons Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 105 points per game.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Pistons offense has averaged 118 points per game while allowing an average of 130. Detroit posted an overall record of 1-9 while going 5-5 ATS.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 2-8. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-6-1.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Detroit has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 4-6 straight up.
Not only do we have the Pistons winning this one by a score of 109-102, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Pistons at -3.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 234.5 and given that our model is projecting 211 points between the teams, we like the under.
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