Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Charlotte Hornets are hosting the Detroit Pistons at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 19:00 ET in this Eastern battle between two teams on opposite trajectories lately.

 

The Hornets have back-to-back losses, while on the other hand the Pistons have two straight wins for the first time this season. 

 

The Hornets have a 19-19 record so far this season and are sitting in the 8th place of the East. They are 22-16 against the spread and 21-16-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against the Washington Wizards with a 121-124 score, not beating the odds, even though they shot slightly better than their opponents from the field (48% to 46%). They had three players with 23+ points, led by Gordon Hayward with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. 

 

LaMello Ball leads the team both in scoring with 19.6 ppg and in assists made with 7.6, adding 7.3 rebounds per game. Miles Bridges adds 19.6 ppg, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.    

 

The Hornets have the second-best offense in the league with 114.9 ppg but also the worse defense, allowing 116.7 ppg. They have a 46.2% field goal percentage and the third-best 3-point percentage with 37.5%. 

 

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Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions 1/5/2022

 

The Pistons have a 7-28 record so far this season and are sitting in the second to last place both of the East and of the whole NBA. They are 17-18 against the spread and 18-16-1 in over/under.

 

They are coming off a road victory against the Milwaukee Bucks with a 115-106 score, beating the odds. They had a very efficient shooting game, making 48% of their shots from the field and 42% from downtown. Saddiq Bey led the team in scoring with a career-high 34 points with 8 triples, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. 

 

Jerami Grant leads the team in scoring with 20.1 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds per game but he is out with an injury. Cade Cunningham adds 15.34 ppg, 6.2 rebounds and a team-high 5.3 assists. 

 

The Pistons have the second-worse offense in the league with 101.1 ppg while allowing 110.1 ppg defensively. They have the second-worse percentages both in field goals with 41.5% and in 3-pointers with 31.4%.

 

The Hornets won all three meetings against the Pistons last season, winning both home games with 107-94 and 105-102. They are 7-2 against the spread in their previous nine meetings.

 

Under is 9-1 in their previous ten meetings. The Hornets have a 9-5 home record this season, while the Pistons are 3-15 on the road. The Hornets are the absolute favorite and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home win today. 

 

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Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:00 ET 

 

Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC

 

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 

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NBA Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte Hornets -10

 

NBA Totals: 229.5

 

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