Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 5/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (-5.5)
The Detroit Pistons (19-45) play the Charlotte Hornets (31-33) at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday. The spread on this contest has Charlotte as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 217.
The Charlotte Hornets faced the Miami Heat and ended up losing by a score of 121-111 in their last game. Charlotte finished with a 49.4% field goal percentage (40 out of 81) and converted 14 out of their 33 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hornets made 17 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 77.3%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 30 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to defending, Charlotte allowed 51.1% from the field on 45 out of 88 shooting. Miami earned 30 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. On top of that, Miami had 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 1 block. Miami finished the contest at 74.1% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 27 shots. They knocked down 11 out of their 38 tries from beyond the arc.
P.J. Washington is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He accounted for 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He played for 29:33 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. Washington shot 69.2% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Hornets was Miles Bridges. He collected 4 rebounds in 31:25 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the contest at 33.3% from the field in the game by connecting on 4-of-12 (15 points). When the time ran out, Bridges had accumulated 5 assists.
Charlotte comes into this matchup with a mark of 31-33 so far this season. They average 109.8 pts per game (22nd in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Hornets are shooting 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (892 of 2,364) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Charlotte is pulling down 43.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,724 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 15.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.0 personal fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are surrendering 36.4% on shots from downtown and they rank 12th in the league in opponents PPG (111.2). The Hornets defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.7% (951 of 1,179) and they concede 44.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 30th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,747 conceded on the year.
In their last game, the Detroit Pistons took a loss by a score of 107-94 against the Charlotte Hornets. The Pistons recorded 31 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this game. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. The Hornets committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to make 11 of them for a rate of 64.7%. With respect to three-point attempts, Detroit converted 13 out of 37 attempts (35.1%). Overall, the Pistons went 35 out of 91 from the field which had them at 38.5%. The Pistons allowed the Hornets to convert 42 of their 87 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.3% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 37.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 out of 37 and finished the game at 9 out of 20 from the free throw line (45.0%). When talking about rebounds, Detroit allowed Charlotte to grab 54 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Saddiq Bey pitched in for the Pistons in the game. He buried 7 of 21 for the matchup giving him a rate of 33.3%, and tallied 7 rebounds. Bey scored 22 points in his 40:02 minutes on the hardwood and earned 5 assists in the matchup. One more player that was important for Detroit was Killian Hayes. He ended up finishing with 6 dimes in his 31:47 mins on the court, and he shot 4 of 11 from the floor. Hayes ended up shooting 36.4% from the floor while contributing 10 points and 6 rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 19-45 so far this year. The Pistons are committing 20.7 fouls per contest and they hit 76.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per game (18th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per game. Detroit has scored 6,856 pts this year (107.1 per game) and they pull down 42.9 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Pistons are connecting on 45.0% from the field, which is ranked 24th in basketball. The Pistons on defense are ranked 11th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.1. The Detroit defense surrenders 36.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (732 of 1,993) and their opposition makes 76.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 24.5 dimes and 44.3 total boards per game, which is 14th and 17th in basketball. They are able to force 14.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (26th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+5.5)
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