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Looking for Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Hornets taking on the Pistons on Monday January 15, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Hornets Pistons matchup.
(16-25) Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons (22-19)
Date: Monday, January 15
Time: 12:30 PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Detroit -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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This will be Charlotte’s last game without its Head Coach Steve Clifford, who will return to practice tomorrow following over a month of medical leave.
Clifford has been suffering from headaches as a result of sleep deprivation. The way he describes it makes it just sound like he’s stressed and that he probably shouldn’t be an NBA coach. Regardless, he’s coming back and we can only hope that he has laid out some strategies that will help him stay healthy while doing what he enjoys.
The Hornets have won three of their last five games under interim coach Steve Smith. Those wins came against the Lakers, Kings and Jazz though. This is still one of the weakest teams in the NBA.
Charlotte lost its season-opener in Detroit way back in October. This is the second matchup between the two teams.
Dwight Howard will have his hands full with Andre Drummond, but Kemba Walker could have an easier time scoring the ball if he matches up with Ish Smith instead of Avery Bradley.
Bradley is basically resigned to the opponents’ two-guard now that Reggie Jackson is hurt and Smith is the regular point guard. Walker will have to do all he can to keep Charlotte in this game, as per usual.
Detroit won just once on its recent three-game road trip. The Pistons took care of Brooklyn but lost to New Orleans and Chicago. They will return home for this game on Monday afternoon before hitting the road for one in Toronto.
Then the Pistons will be home for a while with four consecutive home games on the schedule.
Stan Van Gundy is a little thin on the bench with Jackson out, as well as Stanley Johnson. He pushed Avery Bradley for 38 minutes over the weekend in Chicago, Reggie Bullock for 35 and Drummond for 34. All four bench players did finish with a positive +/-, combining for a net +12.
On first thought, you would assume Detroit would be giving more than 3.5 points in this particular matchup. It’s a funny number that has me thinking the non-intuitive play could be the right side here.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in CHA last 8 overall.
- Under is 35-17 in CHA last 52 Mon. games.
- Under is 17-4 in DET last 21 Mon. games.
- Over is 7-2 in DET last 9 games as a home favorite.
- Under is 6-2 in DET last 8 home games.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- Head to Head: Home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction: we’re going to play the Hornets.
It’s a funny number at a funny time of day in Detroit. General consensus will go Detroit, which is why I recommend going the other way if you feel so inclined for some Monday afternoon acton.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 108 – Detroit 104
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