Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2019
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -2.5
Cody Zeller and the Charlotte Hornets (4-7, 3rd in the Southeast Division) play the Detroit Pistons (4-8, 5th in the Central Division) at Spectrum Center on Friday, November 15, 2019. Detroit opens this contest as 2.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 218.5.
The Pistons are covering 36.4% of the time, having gone 4-7-1 ATS. Charlotte covers the spread 54.5% of the time, going 6-5-0 against the spread.
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
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/13/2019 Dwayne Bacon SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/5/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 20
Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 19.9 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 16.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Cody Zeller averages 13.2 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 17.3 per game. The Pistons allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 26.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 21st in the league with 106.8 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Hornets are 5th in turnovers per game with 17.7. The Hornets surrender 113.7 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.2 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.1 per game.
The Pistons are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 27th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Hornets are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 23rd. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +2.5
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