In the Spectrum Center on Monday, the Charlotte Hornets will play the Detroit Pistons. Detroit is 15-46 overall and 7-24 on the road, while Charlotte is 19-43 overall and 10-18 at home. The Pistons won the prior two meetings despite being underdogs in each of those games, and this will be their third meeting of the season between these two youthful, rebuilding clubs. The Pistons are on a four-game losing run while the Hornets have won and covered their past four games before Monday night.
With 3.5 games separating them from the Hornets in 14th place, the Pistons have a commanding lead in the battle for the lowest seed in the Eastern Conference. Following All-Star weekend, Detroit is in full tank mode and is facing the second-worst club in the conference as 7.5-point underdogs. The Pistons have nevertheless previously defeated the Hornets twice this season.
Detroit has stayed upbeat despite their current slump since three of their previous four defeats have been by a single digit. This is partly made possible for the Pistons by their high percentages of free throws and offensive rebounds. Detroit makes the most free throw attempts per game and has one of the highest rates of offensive rebounding in the league.
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Meanwhile, despite being all but out of playoff contention, the Hornets are now riding a four-game winning streak. The Hornets haven’t simply been dominating low-rated teams however; three of their most recent victories have been over teams vying for a postseason spot. Over that span, their offense has been explosive, surpassing 120 points three times while averaging 123.3 PPG.
LaMelo Ball has been the star of the show for Charlotte in recent weeks despite assistance from players all around their roster. Ball averaged 27.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, and 11.5 APG over their last four games. He averaged 5.3 threes a game and shot 42% from beyond the arc, which is just mean. The threat of a triple-double has exceeded ten assists in five of his past six games, and he stands a good chance of doing it once more against the lowly Pistons defense.
Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets Game Information
- Date: 02/27/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
- How to Watch Pistons vs Hornets: BSSE-CHA
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Pistons vs Hornets Betting Lines
Pistons are +210 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $210. On the other side, Hornets are -260 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Pistons at a 32.26% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hornets have 72.22% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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