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Pistons vs Bobcats NBA Game Preview

Detroit PistonsCharlotte Bobcats
Feb 20, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

21-34TEAM RECORD13-40

Detroit pays a visit to Charlotte on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

This season the Bobcats are 13-40 overall and 20-33 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 21-34 and 26-29 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Charlotte is 23-29-1 on the OU, and Detroit is 25-29-1.

View Detroit vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Bobcats as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 198, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 14-rated Pistons in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-89 win for the Pistons on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 6 in the league with 43.5 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 22 with 6.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 99.3 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 105-91 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit got 13 points from Brandon Knight but lost anyway 105-91 against the Grizzlies on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 105-92 winner on the road against the Magic. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Gerald Henderson scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Charlotte over Orlando, 105-92, on Tuesday at Amway Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 0-10
After a win are 2-8

A few Pistons at Bobcats trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Indiana, Friday, February 22
Charlotte home to Chicago, Friday, February 22