Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 16-25. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 22-19. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per contest and giving up 101.5, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-21-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-23-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 23-16-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 16-25-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Monday vs Charlotte
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.3 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Tobias Harris averages 18.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 15 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.95 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.1 per game. The Hornets allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the league with 102.3 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14. The Pistons surrender 101.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Hornets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 20th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Detroit is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -3.5
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