Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets Expert NBA Picks 11/27/2019
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -3.5
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (6-11, 3rd in the Central Division) go to Spectrum Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (6-12, 4th in the Southeast Division). The line on this matchup has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 217.5.
The Pistons are covering the spread 37.5% of the time, having gone 6-10-1 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 9-9-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/2019 Tony Snell SG Hip Game Time Decision
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
11/25/2019 Cody Zeller PF Hip Game Time Decision
Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 16.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Luke Kennard averages 16.5 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Devonte' Graham scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 7.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Terry Rozier averages 17.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.2 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 17.4 per game. The Pistons allow 109.6 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 26th in the NBA with 105.9 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.94. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.7. The Hornets are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.8. The Hornets give up 113.9 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.5 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 19th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 25th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +3.5
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