Free NBA Pick: Hornets vs Pistons NBA Odds
Looking for Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Hornets taking on the Pistons on Wednesday October 18th, 2017 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, 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.
(0-0) Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 18th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons -160
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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The Charlotte Hornets make their first road trip of the 2017-18 season to Auburn Hills, and face the Detroit Pistons. This game should be full of surprises to start the NBA season.
The two teams last faced each other last season in February. The game was played in Detroit, with the Pistons getting the win, 114-108 in overtime.
This game could have the same implications to open the season.
The Charlotte Hornets were in the playoffs two seasons ago. Last year, the team regressed. Charlotte finished 36-46 last season, good enough for 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
In order to become a playoff contender again, the Hornets must improve on last seasons mediocrity. Charlotte finished 16th in scoring, averaging 104.9 points per game and 13th in points allowed at 104.7 points allowed per game.
Jordan and the Hornets drafted shooting guard Malik Monk.
Monk should bring a ton of upside to the Hornets roster. Dwayne Bacon from Florida State was also a solid draft selection in the second round.
Veteran big man Dwight Howard should help the Hornets improve rebounding and defensive. If Howard can look 80% of what he use to be, the Hornets could make some noise in the east.
Jeremy Lamb will start the season at shooting guard, but could be looking over his shoulders at rookie Malik Monk to take his spot. Monk was a scoring machine in the preseason.
The Detroit Pistons are off a disappointing 2016-17 season. The Pistons fished the season 37-45 last year. Good enough for 10th place in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit struggled to find a an identity on offense last season. The Pistons averaged 101 points per game last year. That ranked Detroit 26th of 30 NBA teams in 2017.
On defense, the Pistons were good. Detroit held opposing teams to 102.5 points per game. Ranking the Pistons 7th in the NBA last year. A big part of the Pistons success on defense was Andre Drummond.
Drummond averaged 13.6 points and 14 rebounds last year. With Reggie Jackson coming back from last seasons injury, the Pistons could make a push for the playoffs this year.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-2 in CHA last 12 overall.
- Over is 7-2 in CHA last 9 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Over is 20-7 in CHA last 27 Wed. games.
- Under is 9-1 in DET last 10 home games.
- Over is 9-3 in DET last 12 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Under is 10-4-1 in DET last 15 overall.
- Favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
- Home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons finished last year in similar positions. Expect both teams to look a lot different than last season. With key off season additions added to both lineups; this game should be an exciting opener.
With Reggie Jackson back for Detroit, the offense should be more explosive this year.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit -3.5
Andre Drummond’s game has improved a lot this off season. Expect the Jackson Drummond combination to get it done in the opener. Take the Pistons to cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 103 – Detroit 96
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