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Pistons vs Hornets Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/3/23

Charlotte Hornets (15-37) vs. Detroit Pistons (13-39)
February 3, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons -1.5; Over/Under: +240.5
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The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.7 points on 48 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 21.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

The Detroit Pistons Betting Preview

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 112.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 120.1 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.1 points and 4.5 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Alec Burks is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Hornets last 7 road games. The under is 5-2 in Pistons last 7 overall. The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

I don’t want to back the Hornets as much as the next guy, especially on the road where the opponent has a big rest advantage. However, laying points with the Pistons doesn’t feel like a better idea. The Pistons are losing games and failing to cover numbers as well, and that includes losing at home by an average of 6.4 points. It’s Hornets or pass for me, as laying points with either side is a no-go for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Charlotte Hornets +1.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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