Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 15-14. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.7 as they average 109.7 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 15-15. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 113.7 points per contest and give up 111.4, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-13-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-13-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/12/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andre Drummond averages 17.9 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 15.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%. Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Kemba Walker averages 25.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Detroit averages 109.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Charlotte is 8th in the league with 113.7 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Detroit is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Hornets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -4.5
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