The NBA provides us with a four-game slate on Monday, February 27, and this tilt in charlotte will open the action, so feel free to check out the best Pistons vs. Hornets betting pick and odds.
Charlotte is looking for the fifth straight victory when they welcome Detroit at Spectrum Center. The Hornets are -5.5 favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at 238.5 points. These conference rivals will meet for the third time this season; the Pistons lead the series 2-0.
Pistons fell short of the Raptors at home
The Detroit Pistons (15-46, 27-31-3 ATS) lost seven of the last eight games and are on a four-game losing skid. However, they did improve a bit in the past two games, losing both tightly against the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors. The latest one came at home, as the Pistons fell short 95-91 despite keeping the Raptors to only 37.5% from the floor. Detroit wasn’t much better on the other end, shooting 40.4% and just 25.0% from beyond the arc, and even though the hosts dominated the boards (62-46), they made nine free throws opposite Toronto’s 22.
Marvin Bagley led the Pistons with a double-double of 21 points and game-high 18 rebounds in his first game in more than a month. Bojan Bogdanovic had 11 points and nine boards, Hamidou Diallo added 11 points and five rebounds, Jaden Ivey posted a double-double of ten points and game-high ten assists, while James Wiseman recorded a double-double of ten points and ten boards.
PG Cade Cunningham (shin) is done for the season, while C Jalen Duren (ankle) is questionable to feature on Monday in Charlotte.
Hornets are on a roll
The Charlotte Hornets (19-43, 27-32-3 ATS) are playing their best basketball of the season; they are on a four-game winning streak after defeating the Hawks, Spurs, Timberwolves, and Heat. The Hornets escaped from the Eastern Conference bottom with these four victories and now are hoping to extend the winning run as they stay at home for three more games. Charlotte kept the Heat to 40.0% from the floor in a 108-103 win and was better in rebounds (48-42).
Gordon Hayward led the Hornets with 21 points. LaMelo Ball registered a double-double of 19 points and game-high 13 assists along with seven rebounds and game-high seven turnovers, Mark Williams posted a double-double of 18 points and career-high 20 boards, Kelly Oubre Jr. had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Dennis Smith Jr. and Terry Rozier combined for 29 points and five steals.
F PJ Washington (foot) and SF Cody Martin (knee) are questionable to play against the Pistons on Monday.
- 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 games following an ATS win
- 1-4 ATS in the last five Monday games
- 4-0 ATS in the last four games overall
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven home games
- 5-1 ATS in the last six games following an ATS win
Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick
The Pistons are not playing badly as their recent results suggest, and even though they are slightly improving, the Hornets are in better form at the moment and I am backing them to win here. Detroit leads the season series 2-0, which is another reason to bet on the Hornets, who will be eager to try and tie the series as they will get another chance in March. While the Pistons are stronger below the rims (Bagley, Wiseman, and Duren), the Hornets have a more talented backcourt led by LaMelo Ball. I think the hosts will win because of that part and the fact that Ball, Rozier, Hayward, and Oubre are better than Detroit’s options.
Pick: Take the Hornets at -5.5 (-110)
We’re dealing with two of the worst three (San Antonio) defenses in the NBA. The Pistons allow 119.3 points per game and Charlotte surrenders 118.6 points per contest. They are not even among the top 20 when it comes to offense; the Hornets score 112.6 ppg opposite Detroit’s 111.8 ppg, but I do expect a high-scoring affair because these sides can’t play any defense. Over is 4-1 in the last five H2H meetings; Over is 4-1 in the Pistons’ previous five vs. a team with a losing straight-up record, while Over is 4-1 in the Hornets’ last five vs. a team with a losing straight-up record.
Pick: Go Over 234.5 points (-133)