Pistons home to Hornets in NBA betting action
New Orleans Hornets vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Palace of Auburn Hills will feature Pistons vs. Hornets action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pistons currently sports a record of 20-32, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 25-27 ATS. The Hornets are 17-34 and 28-23 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 24-27-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hornets have gone 27-24 against the number.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Hornets listed as 4-point underdogs earlier at SBG Global. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-rated Pistons and the No. 26-rated Hornets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 94-92 win for the Pistons on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 95.4 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 16 at 98 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 100.5 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.
New Orleans was a 102-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New Orleans got 19 points from Robin Lopez but lost anyway 102-89 against the Raptors on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 105-100 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Pistons covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit got 23 points and 10 assists from Jose Calderon en route to a 105-100 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday at Bradley Center.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Hornets at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
New Orleans is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
New Orleans home to Portland, Wednesday, February 13
Detroit home to Washington, Wednesday, February 13