Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction
The Spectrum Center plays host to an Eastern Conference matchup between the Charlotte Hornets (19-43) and Detroit Pistons (15-46) on Monday. The Charlotte Hornets enter the game ranked 14th in the Eastern Conference, one spot ahead of the 15th-placed Detroit Pistons. With time running out, both teams desperately need to win to stand any hope of reaching the playoffs. The Charlotte Hornets may have home advantage, but the Detroit Pistons can’t be taken lightly here.
Form Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets continued their sensational run of form by beating the Miami Heat in their last match. They downed their opponents by a score of 108-103. The result extended their winning streak to four games, leaving the home side 19-43 for the season.
The Charlotte Hornets have excelled on the offensive end of the floor. Their season points average is 112.6, but they have scored an impressive 119.6 points per game in the last five. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 116.6 points in their last five matches and 118.6 points this year alone.
Chances of reaching even the Play-In Tournament look unlikely for the Charlotte Hornets. Following their failure to advance past the preliminary playoff competition last year, they’ve gone 19-43 this season. That leaves the home team 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division.
The Charlotte Hornets have 3 players injured for the upcoming match in Cody Martin, PJ Washington, and Theo Maledon.
Form Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons aren’t in the best of shape at the moment after slipping to a 91-95 defeat to the Toronto Raptors last time out. To add insult to injury, they’ve lost their last five road matches. Their overall record for the last ten games is 2-8.
The Detroit Pistons have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 111.8 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Monday’s matchup. The away team has one of the worst defensive records in the entire league. The defense has allowed an average 119.3 points in 61 games, leaving much to be desired.
Last year, the Detroit Pistons failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 24-58 regular season. They ended up 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Central Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the away side 15-46 so far.
Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart, Cade Cunningham, and Jalen Duren are all carrying injuries going into the latest Detroit Pistons game.
The Detroit Pistons had the upper hand in the previous standoff with the Charlotte Hornets, winning by a 118-112 margin at the Little Caesars Arena on February 2023. Given the past 10-game record of this series, it’s no surprise the Charlotte Hornets are the ones that are favored. They went 7-3 against the Detroit Pistons, winning seven out of the ten times they’ve played at home.
One key problem the Detroit Pistons have struggled to fix in this series is how their defense has often floundered against the Charlotte Hornets offense, allowing 123.2 points on average in the last five matchups alone.
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- Moneyline (ML): Detroit Pistons (+215) | Charlotte Hornets (-260)
- Against the spread (ATS): Detroit Pistons +6.5 (-110) | Charlotte Hornets -6.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 236.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Charlotte Hornets to win (1.38) on the moneyline.
The Charlotte Hornets enter the matchup riding a four-game winning streak. They’ve been in formidable form, having even won their last three games at Spectrum Center straight up. Their -260 moneyline odds imply there is a 72% chance of another home victory on Monday. It’s difficult to disagree with the Detroit Pistons being given +215 moneyline odds to win this game. Lately, they have had a struggle away from home, losing their last five road games, and fell to a 91-95 defeat to the Toronto Raptors in their previous outing.
The Charlotte Hornets have recorded four successive victories and are therefore expected to be the victors in this game. The Detroit Pistons have had difficulty on defense, giving up an average of 119.3 points a game, which could explain why the spread is as high as -6.5 points.
Against the Spread
Go for the Detroit Pistons +6.5 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The Charlotte Hornets are the 6.5-point favorites over the Detroit Pistons in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. They’ve won three of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging a 15.0-point differential in their favor.
At the Spectrum Center, the Charlotte Hornets have gone three games straight in covering the spread. Their home record this season is 11-17 ATS. In their previous ten games, the Charlotte Hornets went 4-6 ATS overall and 5-5 ATS in the last ten at home.
The Detroit Pistons are now 26-32-3 ATS for the season after covering the spread in two straight games. The Detroit Pistons have had success covering the spread in six of their last ten games. In Eastern Conference matchups, they ended up 45-40 ATS recently.
Take Total over 236.5 (1.91) on the total.
The past ten games between the Charlotte Hornets and the Detroit Pistons averaged 225.8 points. This is a sign that both teams have great offensive capabilities and are primed for a high-scoring affair on Monday.
For the latest Charlotte Hornets-Detroit Pistons game, the total line is set at 236.5. This is 17.3 points less than the combined 253.8-point average the two teams managed in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
For betting on the total, consider that four of the last five Charlotte Hornets games went under. Their record this season is 29-33 O/U. Looking back on the last five games at home court, the total went under four times. The Charlotte Hornets are 2-8 O/U overall from their previous ten matches overall.
The total went under in the last two Detroit Pistons games. Their record for the season is now 32-29 O/U. The visitors have gone 8-16 O/U in their most recent matchups against Southeast teams and 3-7 O/U in their last ten games overall.