Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)
The Charlotte Hornets hit the road for a clash with the Detroit Pistons. The Hornets are (16-36), coming off a 116-100 home loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Pistons are (19-36), after falling at home to the New York Knicks, 95-92.
In the Hornets loss to the Mavericks, Charlotte was led throughout the game by Devonte' Graham. Graham secured a double-double, totaling 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Hornets shot 44% from the floor and 31% from 3-point distance. The Hornets were poor in defending the 3, allowing Dallas to connect 17 times. Charlotte was out scored from long range, 54 to 33. The Hornets were out scored in the 1st quarter,31-10.
In the Pistons loss to the Knicks, Detroit was guided offensively by Christian Wood. Wood registered a double-double, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds. The Pistons connected on 49% from the floor and 45% from 3-point range. The Pistons were smoked on the boards, being out rebounded 47 to 28. Detroit committed 16 turnovers in the loss.
Recent Betting Trends:
Hornets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Detroit.
The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 games.
Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Pistons are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
The over is 12-6 in Pistons last 18 games.
Both teams have been scuffling to say the least, as Charlotte has lost 9 of their last 10, while the Pistons have lost 8 of 10. The Hornets have controlled this series, having won 9 of the last 10 matchups. Charlotte doesn't have a great scoring offense, averaging less than 103 per game, that ranks 30th. Detroit is scoring 108.5 per contest, while having the 5th best 3-point percentage. The Hornets rank 19th in defending the 3. I'll side with the Pistons at home, as Detroit should see some open looks from distance. Final score prediction, Pistons will win and cover,