Pistons vs Bobcats Betting Matchup Report
Charlotte Bobcats vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Pistons hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Bobcats pay a visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.
The Pistons bring a 27-52 record (37-41-1 ATS) to the battle against the 18-60 Bobcats, who are 28-50 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 38-40-1 so far and the Bobcats go 35-42-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bobcats listed as 8-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 198 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Pistons and the No. 30-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 93-88 result in favor of the Pistons.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 14-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 24 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 5.7 per outing.
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.4 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 94-75 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 169 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bobcats endured a 94-75 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Kemba Walker at FedExForum.
In their last action, Detroit was a 111-104 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Andre Drummond scored 29 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Detroit over Cleveland, 111-104, on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a win are 2-8
A few Bobcats at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Charlotte's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
Detroit is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Charlotte home to Milwaukee, Saturday, April 13
Detroit home to Philadelphia, Monday, April 15