Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 5/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+4.5)
Spectrum Center is the site where and the Charlotte Hornets (30-32) will play the Detroit Pistons (19-44) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Charlotte as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 217.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the Dallas Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 115-105 in their last contest. Detroit finished the game having earned a 50.7% field goal percentage (36 of 71) and made 10 out of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Pistons made 23 of 34 shots for a percentage of 67.6%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 39 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 26 assists for this game while forcing 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. When talking about the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 40 out of 89 shooting. Dallas totaled 22 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. Moreover, Dallas pulled down 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Dallas went 95.7% from the charity stripe by making 22 of 23 tries. They also buried 13 out of their 30 attempts from 3-point range.
Isaiah Stewart is someone who came through in this contest. He finished with 20 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29:15 minutes played and snagged 10 rebounds. Stewart ended up shooting 64.3% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. Someone else that was a contributor in this matchup for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He collected 8 rebounds in his 33:56 minutes played. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor for this game by connecting on 5-of-10 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Bey collected 3 assists.
Detroit comes into this game with a record of 19-44 so far this season. They are averaging 107.3 pts per contest (25th in basketball) while hitting 45.1% from the field. The Pistons are hitting 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (739 of 2,082) and 76.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Detroit is collecting 42.9 rebounds per game and has earned 1,535 dimes for the campaign, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.7 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing 14.2 turnovers every game and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. The Pistons defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (897 of 1,300) and they relinquish 44.1 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,546 relinquished this season. They give up 36.7% from 3-point land and they rank 12th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (111.2).
For their last game, the Charlotte Hornets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-111 against the Boston Celtics. The Hornets were able to corral 22 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this matchup. They coughed it up 11 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Celtics were called for 24 fouls in this contest which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 32 shots. They were able to knock down 24 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Charlotte knocked down 13 of their 35 attempts (37.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets shot 37 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.5%. The Hornets allowed the Celtics to knock down 44 out of 92 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.8% for the contest. They finished shooting 37.5% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 15 out of 40 and finished the contest at 17 out of 22 at the free throw line (77.3%). In regard to rebounds, Charlotte allowed Boston to grab 54 in total (19 offensive).
Devonte' Graham was important for the Hornets for the game. He knocked down 7 of 19 in this contest for a field goal rate of 36.8%, and had 5 rebounds. Graham scored 25 points in his 38:42 minutes on the court and tallied 7 dimes for the contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Charlotte was P.J. Washington. He ended up finishing with 2 dimes in 39:25 mins played, and he converted 8 of 16 from the floor. Washington wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field in addition to earning 19 points and 3 total rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 30-32 on the season. Charlotte has accounted for 6,809 pts for the year (109.8 per contest) and they pull down 43.4 boards per contest. The Hornets are responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 76.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 21st in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.9 times per game (6th in the league) and they turn it over 15.1 times per contest. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 14th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 111.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (16th in the league). The Charlotte defense surrenders 36.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (910 of 2,490) and their opponents are knocking down 75.3% of their foul shots. They have given up 27.3 dimes and 44.9 boards per game, which has them ranked 30th and 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+4.5)
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