Hornets vs. Pistons - 3/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (33-31) at Charlotte Hornets (35-28)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets clash early Friday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.8 points and 15.1 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Marcus Morris is dishing 2.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.4 points and 5.2 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Al Jefferson is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six straight home games.
The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hornets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Pistons are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Charlotte Hornets are probably the team that's flying under the radar the most, as they've been playing great ball over the last month or so. Even with the Pistons being well coached and capable of winning games like this, Charlotte has been too consistent as of late to avoid.