Free NBA Hoops Pick: Hornets vs. Pistons Lines
Looking for Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons free plays? NBA betting sees the Hornets taking on the Pistons on Friday March 25, 2016 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(41-30) Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons (38-34)
Date: Friday March 25
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -2
NBA Betting Total: 205.5
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An Eastern conference showdown with playoff positioning on the line, the Pistons welcome the Charlotte Hornets who have dominated their previous matchups this season.
Both teams are hot right now, each having won 4 of their last 5.
Charlotte is leading the season series 2-0 and has averaged 111 points per game against Detroit.
Charlotte remains one of the league’s hottest teams in March, having registered a record of 11-2 to date, highlighted by an impressive win over the Spurs earlier this week. They also have a perfect record on the road this month, winning all 3 of their contests away from home.
They have had no trouble handling the Pistons so far this season. In their previous two meetings, the Hornets have come out victorious both at home and on the road, with an average margin of victory of 17.5 points.
Keep an eye on Marvin Williams as he remains questionable for Friday’s tilt. The starting power forward has torched the Hornets this season, shooting 65% from the field and 58% from deep.
Watch out for Jeremy Lin in this one; the backup point guard is en fuego this week. In his last 3 games he’s averaged 22 points and has shot 60% or higher in each game.
The Hornets have struggled on the road this season, registering a record of 14-19.
The Pistons should be motivated to take this one. With only 1 game separating them from the division rival Bulls, the Pistons are fighting for their playoff lives.
Detroit has been hot recently, coming into this contest on a 4 game winning streak, albeit against mostly inferior competition. They have only managed to secure one win against a playoff team this entire month when they edged out the Mavs on March 9.
One of the key concerns for the Pistons in this one will be keeping their All-Star center on the court. Andre Drummond has struggled against the mobile bigs Charlotte deploys, averaging a mere 23.5 MPG and amassing 9 total fouls in their previous 2 meetings.
If Drummond can’t stay on the court, Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller will feast in the paint against Aaron Baynes.
Detroit’s bench is considerably weaker than the visiting team in this one and will have trouble keeping up with Charlotte’s reserves.
Despite these shortcomings, the Pistons have been very proficient at defending their home court this season going 23-12.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs a team with a winning record
- Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss
- Pistons are 5-2-1 ATM in their last 8 home games
- Pistons are 15-5-1 in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a losing record
- Favourite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings
- Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
Charlotte is playing much better basketball than the Pistons right now and their strong team defense and significant depth advantage will be too much for the Pistons to overcome. I think Detroit makes a match of it this time around, but still like the Hornets to get the W on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 103 – Detroit 96
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