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Red-Hot Hornets Aim For Six in a Row

The Charlotte Hornets can notch their first six-game winning streak in six seasons with a win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday. If they do, it will likely be due to another big performance from point guard Kemba Walker. The UConn product has scored at least 30 points in four straight games heading into this one, bringing the Hornets into contention in the competitive Southeast Division in the process.

Shark Bites
  • The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
  • The UNDER is 9-3 in the Pistons last 12 overall.
  • The UNDER is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings between the teams.

UNDER bettors will be paying close attention to this matchup. The Pistons have gone UNDER the closing total in each of their last six road games, while the Hornets and Pistons have gone UNDER in four of their past five meetings in Charlotte. Oddsmakers opened the total at 200 for the affair.

Just how good has Charlotte’s offense been as of late? The Hornets are averaging 116.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting during the aforementioned winning streak. Connecting on the three ball has been huge for this squad, as the bunch from Buzz City are getting 31.4 percent of their total points from beyond the arc this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Detroit Pistons listed as 4-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 203.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 107-96 result in favor of the Hornets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Charlotte Hornets bring a 35-28 record (33-29-1 ATS) to the battle against the 33-31 Detroit Pistons, who are 33-29-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Charlotte Hornets go 29-33-1 so far and the Detroit Pistons go 31-32-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Charlotte vs Detroit injuries news.

This game pits the Charlotte Hornets, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Detroit Pistons, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Charlotte's No. 12-ranked offense (102.68 PPG) against a Detroit Pistons defense that ranks No. 10 at 100.47 PPG. The Charlotte Hornets have averaged 43.43% from the field per game, less than the Detroit Pistons have managed so far this NBA season (43.72% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got 25 points and 25 rebounds from Andre Drummond en route to a 102-96 victory over Dallas on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

Kemba Walker went off for 35 points and added 7 rebounds leading Charlotte to a 122-113 win over New Orleans on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Philadelphia, Saturday, March 12th
Charlotte home to Houston, Saturday, March 12th