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Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets - 4/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons -6.5 -- Over/Under: 219
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The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.4 points and 5.9 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. Marvin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last eight road games.

The Detroit Pistons also need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.9 points and 7.7 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.4 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 9-3 in Pistons last 12 home games. The under is 5-2 in Hornets last 7 road games.

If the Charlotte Hornets are going to sneak into the playoffs, this game is a must-win, and while their recent numbers don't look good, they have won each of the last five games against the Pistons. The Detroit Pistons do their best work by far at home, and majority of these recent losses have come on the road, but even their home numbers aren't great, especially when they give up 47.9 percent shooting and only win by an average of 2.8 points. There's a lot of reasons to consider the Hornets and the free points and it makes this pick a little easier when you consider the recent poor play from the Pistons.

Charlotte Hornets +6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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