Charlotte Hornets (16-25) at Detroit Pistons (22-19)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -3 -- Over/Under: 204.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.5 points and 12.2 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last six road games.
The Detroit Pistons also need a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 18.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.4 points and 2.2 assists. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 15 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five straight home games.
The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS loss. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit, the home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the favorite is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Both of these teams have struggled with consistency and have looked awful at times as well. Everyone knows I'm not high on the Charlotte Hornets, as they continue to struggle with consistent offense and are being outscored by 2.1 points on the road this season. The Detroit Pistons have won five straight on their home court and are 7-4 ATS this season when favored by less than four points. Give me the Pistons here.