Hornets vs. Pistons - 2/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (20-32) at Charlotte Hornets (22-29)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -2 -- Over/Under: 189 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, TSOH
The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets meet Tuesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Detroit Pistons have split their last six games and are trying to remain in the playoff hunt. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 15.4 points and 10.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 12.6 points and 13 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.9 assists. The Detroit Pistons are back to struggling on defense, as they’ve allowed 100-plus points in three of their last five games and are allowing 48.1 percent shooting in their last five games. The Pistons turned things around one their defense improved but they’ve lost six of their last eight games when allowing 100-plus points.
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The Charlotte Hornets have split their last eight games and are also chasing a playoff spot. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Al Jefferson is averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while Gerald Henderson is averaging 11.1 points and 2.5 assists. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing five assists. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing just 40.2 percent shooting from the field and 35.2 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Hornets have won seven of their last 10 games when allowing less than 100 points and have to keep their defensive effort up if they hope to keep winning.
The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hornets are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 vs. NBA Central and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pistons are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Charlotte.
The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the better teams ATS, especially as of late. I have a lot more faith in Charlotte than Detroit at the moment, which is why I'll lay the free bucket here.