Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets - 3/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (27-33) at Detroit Pistons (23-38)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -1 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets travel to The Palace tonight to battle the Detroit Pistons.
The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last six overall and are going for a fifth straight tonight after beating the Raptors by 103-94 on Friday. Al Jefferson and Mo Williams led the team with 23 points wach while Gerald Henderson added 13 points as the Hornets broke open a closely contested game with a 17-3 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win and improve to 27-33 on the season. With the win, Charlotte keep themselves right in the middle of the logjam for the last two spots in the Eastern Conference playoff race with Indiana and Miami.
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Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons will be looking to avoid a sixth straight loss after falling to the Rockets by 103-93 on Friday. Greg Monroe led the team with 19 points, Reggie Jackson added 17 points and seven assists while Andre Drummond added eight points and 21 rebounds, but there was just no stopping the Rockets' James Harden who dominated the game with a triple-double of 38 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. With the loss, Detroit fall to 23-38 overall which has them 4.5 games out of the last playoff spot in Eastern Conference.
In ATS trends, the Hornets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a win, while the Pistons are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss and 5-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Head to head, the Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Detroit and the Over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Hornets are always a hard team to put your money on because they just don't blow away teams on a regular basis like some of the elite teams in the league, but they're in much better form and are playing for much more than the Pistons in this one so that's where I'm leaning.