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Bobcats host Pistons in basketball action

Detroit PistonsCharlotte Bobcats
April 12, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

21-36TEAM RECORD7-49

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Charlotte and Detroit on Thursday, with the host Bobcats trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Pistons will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 27-29-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 20-35-1 ATS. Detroit is 31-26 against the total, while Charlotte is 27-28-1 versus the number.

View Detroit vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 30 and the Pistons at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 88-81 result in favor of the Pistons.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 30-ranked offense (88.1 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 15 at 95.9 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 41.8% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 119-89 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Orlando and falling 119-89 at Amway Center.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 103-90 result against the Cavaliers on April 10. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bobcats endured a 103-90 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Gerald Henderson at Quicken Loans Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

A few Pistons at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Charlotte is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Milwaukee, Friday, April 13
Charlotte at Miami, Friday, April 13

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