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Detroit PistonsCharlotte Bobcats
Jan 13, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

2-9TEAM RECORD2-9

The Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Pistons at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Bobcats sport records of 2-9 and 4-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pistons sit at 2-9 and 2-9 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-5 for the Bobcats and 5-6 for the Pistons.

View Detroit vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bobcats installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 176.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Bobcats and the No. 26-rated Pistons in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 81-80 win for the Pistons on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 9-rated squad against Detroit's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 23 in the league with 4.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 4.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.4 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 102-93 result against the Bucks on January 12. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pistons got a terrific 32-point performance from Greg Monroe but Milwaukee handed them a 102-93 defeat on Thursday at Bradley Center.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 111-81 result against the Hawks on January 12. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Bobcats were blown out by Atlanta on Thursday, losing by a 111-81 final at Philips Arena in basketball betting action.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pistons at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Detroit is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Charlotte's last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Golden State, Sunday, January 15
Charlotte home to Golden State, Saturday, January 14

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