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Hornets vs. Pistons - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons (29-45) at Charlotte Hornets (31-42)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT, SPSO

The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13.5 points and 13.3 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Jodie Meeks is dishing 1.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pistons are coming off a Tuesday win over the Hawks in which they shot 49 percent from the field. The Pistons last six losses have come on the road. Greg Monroe is questionable with a knee injury.

Hornets vs. Pistons - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 95.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Mo Williams is averaging 18.9 points and 6.6 assists while Kemba Walker is averaging 18.1 points and 5.3 assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets need this win if they’re going to get back into the playoff race. In order to do that, their offense must improve, as the Hornets are shooting just 41.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The Hornets have lost six straight when scoring less than 100 points. Cody Zeller is questionable with a shoulder injury.

The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 23-11-1 ATS in their last 35 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Charlotte and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall. 

Although the Pistons are on a roll as of late, this is pretty much a must-win game for the Hornets. When you add in the day of rest, I like Charlotte and the reasonable chalk. 

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Charlotte Hornets -4.5

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