Detroit Pistons (7-22) vs. Charlotte Hornets (7-20)
December 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3; Over/Under: +225.5
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The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Detroit Pistons have lost 7 of their last 9 games. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 5 straight games.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.3 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 19.9 points and 6 assists. Jaden Ivey is the third double-digit scorer and Saddiq Bey is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 109.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.8 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 road games and 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Hornets are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 2 days rest and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 road games. The over is 5-2 in Hornets last 7 overall. The Pistons are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Charlotte and 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
These are two of the worst teams in the league, so uh, good luck. The Charlotte Hornets have the edge at home, but they’re losing by an average of 5.2 points at home this season. The Hornets don’t have a positive point differential as a favorite, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 10.8 points. If forced to pick, I’m going to grab the free bucket and close my eyes.