Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Parlay 10/18/2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites.
The Hornets head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 36-46. They were 4th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of 0.2 as they averaged 104.9 points per contest while giving up 104.7 per game. The Pistons had an overall mark of 37-45 last year. They were 5th in the Central Division. They averaged 101.3 points per contest and gave up 102.5, which was a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 35-44-3 against the spread last season
The Charlotte Hornets were 43-39-0 against the over/under last year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 38-43-1 against the spread last season
The Detroit Pistons were 36-46-0 against the over/under last year
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/14/17 G Jeremy Lamb Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit
10/14/17 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit
10/14/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
10/14/17 G Michael Carter-Williams Knee out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/14/17 F Reggie Bullock Suspension Served OUT 5 games
10/14/17 F Stanley Johnson Back probable Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Kemba Walker averaged 23.2 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game last year. He averaged 5.5 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 44% for the season while his free throw percentage was 85%. Dwight Howard comes into this game after averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 12.7 rebounds per contest and distributed 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage was 63% while his free throw percentage was 53%.
Tobias Harris averaged 16.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also hauled in 5.1 rebounds per game and dished 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 84%. Andre Drummond scored 13.6 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 13.8 rebounds per contest and had 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage was at 39%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allowed 104.7 points per contest which was 13th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 44.4 rebounds a game which ranked 22nd, and they allowed 24.5 assists per game which put them in 28th place in the league. They forced 13.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 8th in the NBA. Charlotte averaged 104.9 points per contest last year, which was 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 0.2 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shot 35%, which was good for 18th in the NBA. They averaged 43.6 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranked them 15th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 30th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons gave up 102.5 points per game, which ranked them 7th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 21st with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons were 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest last year. Detroit was 26th in the NBA with 101.3 points per contest last season. They were 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -1.12. They shot 33% from beyond the arc, which was good for 28th in the league. They were 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 21.1. The Pistons were 29th in turnovers per contest with 11.9.
The Hornets were 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 108.6 was ranked 17th last season. In terms of pace they were 19th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 21st. As a team they were 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Charlotte was 30th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 8th in the league.
Detroit was 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 13th in the NBA. The Pistons were 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 106 was ranked 23rd. They were 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 27th. As a unit they were 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Charlotte -2.5 and over 212 total points
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