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Charlotte BobcatsDetroit Pistons
March 31, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Charlotte Bobcats vs Detroit Pistons Odds

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The Bobcats will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pistons in Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday in NBA action.

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 17-31-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 25-25-1 ATS. Charlotte is 23-25-1 against the total, while Detroit is 26-25 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons - Bobcats odds would favor the Pistons if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 29 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-80 win for the Pistons.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 29 in the league with 39.1 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 27 with 4.1 per contest.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.8 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Charlotte was a 99-88 loser in its last match at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 187 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bobcats endured a 99-88 loss at the hands of the Nuggets on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Gerald Henderson at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Detroit, they were an 83-71 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog, while 154 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered an 83-71 loss against Chicago on Friday, getting 16 points from Brandon Knight in a losing effort at United Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games
Charlotte is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte at Toronto, Tuesday, April 3
Detroit home to Orlando, Tuesday, April 3

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