Bobcats host Pistons in basketball action
Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they hit take on the Bobcats on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.
The Bobcats bring a 16-52 record (23-45 ATS) to the battle against the 23-47 Pistons, who are 31-39 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 31-36-1 so far and the Pistons go 34-35-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats - Pistons odds would favor the Pistons if the lines were set according to power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pistons sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-88 win for the Pistons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 26-ranked offense (93.3 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.9 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 42% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 103-89 result against the Heat on March 22. The Pistons covered in that game as a 16-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Greg Monroe in a losing cause in a 103-89 loss to Miami on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Charlotte was a 107-101 winner in its last match at home against the Raptors. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Bobcats got a 25-point performance from Byron Mullens as Charlotte ran past Toronto 107-101 on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a win are 1-9
A few Pistons at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
Detroit home to Minnesota, Tuesday, March 26
Charlotte at Miami, Sunday, March 24