Pistons vs Hornets Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/9/23
Charlotte Hornets (21-46) vs. Detroit Pistons (15-51)
March 9, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +3; Over/Under: -
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The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons meet Thursday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20 points and 5.4 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 119.1 points on 49 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.3 points and 4.6 assists. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games. The under is 16-5 in Hornets last 21 overall. The under is 5-2 in Pistons last 7 overall. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit and 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
Laying chalk with either of these teams is nasty, but the Pistons are much better at tanking than the Hornets and will find a way to keep this losing going. The Pistons are losing their last 5 games by an average of 9 points, and they lose at home by an average of 5.8 points. The Hornets should get a rare win. I’ll lay the bucket.