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Pistons Bobcats Betting Preview

Charlotte BobcatsDetroit Pistons
12-14December 20, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills13-14

The Palace of Auburn Hills features an NBA battle between the host Detroit Pistons and the visiting Charlotte Bobcats in betting action on Friday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pistons are 13-14 so far on the season, and 14-13 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 12-14 and 16-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 20-7 and the Bobcats go 8-17-1 on the totals.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 193 at BetOnline and other shops.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Pistons and the No. 24-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 90-88 result in favor of the Pistons.

Charlotte was a 104-102 winner in its last match on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 206 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Bobcats got a 29-point performance from Kemba Walker as Charlotte ran past Toronto 104-102 on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

The Pistons were a 107-106 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Brandon Jennings scored 28 points and chipped in with 14 assists for Detroit on Wednesday, leading the Pistons to a 107-106 victory over Boston at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 13 in the league with 43.04 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 9 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 6.26 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 30 with 4.65 per contest.

A few Bobcats at Pistons trends to consider:
Charlotte is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Charlotte's last 19 games
Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Utah, Saturday, December 21st
Detroit home to Houston, Saturday, December 21st