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Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets
Date & Time Friday November 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, NC
The Line
Detroit Pistons -3.5 . Total 219.0
TV Channel
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons hit the road for a matchup with the Charlotte Hornets.  The Pistons are (4-8) and are coming off a 117-108 loss to the Heat.  The Hornets are (4-7) and are coming off a nail biting loss to the Grizzlies, 119-117.

In the loss to the Heat, the pIstons were guided by Luke Kennard.  Kennard made 8 of his 18 shot attempts, totaling 22 points and also dishing out 5 assists.  Andre Drummond came 1 rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 9 boards and 16 points.  Detroit struggled defensively in the game, allowing the Heat to shoot 53% from the floor.  The Pistons shot 43% from  the floor and 36% from deep.  The Pistons finished with an assist to turnover ratio of, 27 to 16.

In the Hornets loss to the Grizzlies, the Hornets were led by Terry Rozier.  Rozier was 13 of 21 from the floor, scoring 33 points.  Rozier had a nice game from distance, making 7 of his 12 attempts from 3-point range.  The Hornets led by 2 points, going into the 4th quarter.  The Hornets allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 53% for the game, while the Hornets shot just 48% from the floor.  Grizzlies out worked the hornets on the boards, out rebounding them, 50 to 44.      

Recent Betting Trends:

Pistons are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall.

Pistons are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.

The over is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 overall.

Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Hornets are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 Friday games.

The under is 3-1-1 in Hornets last 5 Friday games.

Both teams have struggled to start the year record wise, with the Hornets being a smidge better at cover the spread.  The Hornets have won 7 of their last 10 meetings, out scoring on an average of 105-100.  Both teams are on losing streaks of 3 games or more.  The Pistons due have an advantage with big man, Andre Drummond.  Drummond has been a beast this year.  The way it looks is that Cody Zeller will be given the opportunity to try and lock Drummond down.  Pistons have struggled on the road, but also welcome Blake Griffin back for consecutive games.  I like the Pistons because of their inside presence.  Final score prediction, Detroit will win and cover, 109-104. 

Pick:
DET -3.5
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