Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4 point favorites.
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The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 28-30. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 103.3 points per contest while giving up 103.6 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 26-33. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per contest and giving up 106.4, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-30-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 25-32-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-31-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-30-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 15.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Blake Griffin averages 22 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dwight Howard has scored 15.7 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 12.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and 5.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 103.3 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 103.6 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 14th in the NBA with 106.4 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.05. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.1. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Hornets give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.2 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 18th in the league. Detroit is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 18th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -4
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