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2021 NBA Handicapping
(10-26) Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets (17-18)
Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: Detroit +190, Charlotte -225
NBA Betting Odds: Detroit +5.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
On Wednesday, March 11th, the Detroit Pistons face off against the Charlotte Hornets for the first time this season on Thursday night from the Spectrum Center. Its the first game back for both teams as they return from the All-Star break. The Pistons sit in last place in the Eastern Conference standings and had dropped four of their last five games prior to the break. The Hornets find themselves right in the thick of the playoff race, sitting as the seven-seed, but have struggled to string together consecutive wins all season long. Plenty of players are day-to-day as teams return for the second half, so it’ll be interesting to see which team can start things off quickly.
Now that Blake Griffin has officially etched his name with the Brooklyn Nets, it’s time for the Pistons to move on from that failed experiment and focus on developing their young core. The Pistons, while their record isn’t impressive, have been able to get key contributions from a number of their offseason additions.
Detroit has been plagued by injuries as the injury report is as follows: Jerami Grant (quadriceps) questionable, Killian Hayes (hip) out, Frank Jackson (illness) questionable, Josh Jackson (illness) probable, Jahlil Okafor (knee) out, Delon Wright (groin) out.
The talk of the Hornets this season has been rookie of the year frontrunner LaMello Ball. The taleneted first year player has been putting on a show all season. Between his scoring (15.8 ppg), passing (team-high 6.3 apg), and rebounds (6 rpg), the Hornets have to be delighted with their #3 selection.
Quietly though, the off-season signing of Gordon Hayward, which was mocked by many, has been what’s set these teams a step up and put them in position for a playoff run. Hayward has seamlessly picked up from his best days in Boston and leads the team with 21.5 points per game. Right behind him in production is P.J. Washington with 20.5 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game.
The Hornets, like many teams, struggled towards the end of the first-half from an injury standpoint. Washington and Devonte Graham both missed time, but are due back for Thursday’s game. This would play a big difference from a health standpoint as the Pistons lineup is very depleted.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Detroit is 6-3 ATS in last 9 games
- Detroit UNDERS are 8-4 in last 12 games
- Hornets OVERS are 9-1 in the last 10 games
- Hornets are 6-6 ATS in last 12 games
- Hornets haven’t had a B2B ATS streak since 02/07-02/08
Free Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction
The Hornets will have no problem against the Pistons to start off the second half, and the injury game is a big reason why. The Pistons have three players questionable for the game, and even if they do play, won’t be 100 percent. The Hornets are better anyway and have a more complete scoring outlook than the Pistons which will give the Pistons defense fits all night. The Hornets are also much better from three-point range which will add another challenge for the Pistons to keep up the pace. Expect the Hornets to get off to a quick start in the game and in the second half of the season on Thursday night.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Charlotte Hornets -5.5
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