Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+5.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (17-18) play the Detroit Pistons (10-26) at Spectrum Center on Thursday. Charlotte opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 227.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the New York Knicks and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-104 in their last contest. Detroit wrapped up the contest with a 48.8% FG percentage (39 out of 80) and knocked down 14 of their 36 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Pistons knocked down 12 of their 15 shots for a rate of 80.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected a total of 29 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 54.2% from the floor on 45 of 83 shooting. New York distributed 25 dimes and had 10 steals in the game. In addition, New York pulled down 47 boards (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. New York went 78.9% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 19 shots. They knocked down 9 out of their 27 attempts from long range.
Wayne Ellington is one guy who was a factor for the contest. He left the arena with 17 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:23 mins but finished the game without grabbing a rebound. Ellington finished the game shooting 42.9% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He totaled 3 rebounds in his 35:34 minutes on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor for this contest by hitting 4-of-12 (14 points). Overall, Bey earned 4 assists.
Detroit will enter this matchup with a mark of 10-26 for the season. They currently have an average of 108.0 pts per contest (23rd in the league) while hitting 44.2% from the floor. The Pistons are shooting 35.2% on shots from distance (456 of 1,294) and 77.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Detroit is snagging 42.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 873 assists this season, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.6 fouls. The Pistons defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.0% (538 of 743) and they relinquish 45.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 19th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 897 relinquished on the campaign. They surrender 37.4% on 3-point shots and they are 14th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.9).
For their last game, the Charlotte Hornets took home the win by a final score of 135-102 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets collected 41 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 54 in this matchup. They turned it over 17 times, while earning 14 steals for the contest. The Timberwolves were called for 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Charlotte buried 17 out of 39 tries (43.6%). Overall, the Hornets finished shooting 51 for 98 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.0%. The Hornets permitted the Timberwolves to make 39 of their 96 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.6% for this game. They went 22.5% from three-point range via 9 out of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Charlotte allowed Minnesota to snag 45 in total (12 offensive).
Terry Rozier ended up having an impact for the Hornets for this contest. He converted 12 of 21 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 3 rebounds. Rozier scored 31 points in his 29:07 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Charlotte was Gordon Hayward. He came away with 9 assists in 31:28 mins played, and he shot 10 out of 18 from the floor. Hayward walked away from this one going 55.6% from the field as well as earning 23 points and 5 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 17-18 so far this season. The Hornets have committed 18.6 fouls per game and they connect on 77.5% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 27.1 times per game (4th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.5 times per game. Charlotte has accounted for 3,945 points on the year (112.7 per contest) and they snag 44.0 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which is 15th in the league. The Hornets defensively are ranked 23rd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 113.2. They are forcing 15.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (22nd in the NBA). The Charlotte defense concedes 37.7% on three-point shots (532 of 1,413) and their opposition makes 73.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 28.3 assists and 44.5 boards per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+5.5)
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