Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons Expert NBA Picks 11/29/2019
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -9
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Luke Kennard and the Detroit Pistons (6-12, 3rd in the Central Division) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (7-12, 4th in the Southeast Division) on Friday. The spread on this contest has Detroit as 9 point favorites. The total is set at 214.
The Hornets are covering 52.6% of the time, having gone 10-9-0 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 35.3% of the time, going 6-11-1 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/27/2019 Cody Zeller PF Hip Game Time Decision
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Terry Rozier comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.0 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 7.5 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Luke Kennard scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Andre Drummond averages 17.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 17.0 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.7 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 40.9 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 16.1 per game. The Hornets allow 113.2 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 27.3 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the NBA with 106.9 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.28. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.6. The Pistons are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.9. The Pistons give up 109.2 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 25th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Charlotte is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Detroit is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 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 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -9
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