Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 13-12. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.2 as they average 109.1 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 13-13. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 114.2 points per contest and give up 110.8, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 12-12-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 12-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-10-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/10/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
12/10/18 F Henry Ellenson Leg injured last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
12/10/18 SF Reggie Bullock Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
12/10/18 SF Stanley Johnson Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Blake Griffin averages 25.6 points per contest in 35.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Reggie Jackson comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per night. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jeremy Lamb scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 110.3 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Detroit averages 109.1 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 47.5 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets give up 110.8 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Charlotte is 7th in the NBA with 114.2 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.0. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per contest with 11.8.
The Pistons are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Detroit is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Hornets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 14th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit +4.5 and over 218 total points
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