Hornets vs. Pistons Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 27 (Charlotte Prevails in Low-Scoring Contest)

Hornets vs. Pistons Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 27 (Charlotte Prevails in Low-Scoring Contest)


Hornets vs. Pistons Game Info

  • Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Spectrum Center -- Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Coverage: BSSE and BSDET

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with four more games, including a battle between the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets. The Pistons rank last in the Eastern Conference with a 15-46 record, while the Hornets check in 14th with an 19-43 record. This should be a close matchup.

Detroit enters on a four-game losing streak that was extended by a 95-91 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Meanwhile, Charlotte finds itself on a four-game winning streak that includes a 108-103 win over the Miami Heat on Saturday. Which Eastern Conference squad will earn a victory tonight?

Hornets vs. Pistons Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHA: (-250) | DET: (+205)
  • Spread: CHA: -6.5 (-110) | DET: +6.5 (-110)
  • Total: 235 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Hornets enter this contest as considerable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 235 points, which ranks as the highest of Monday's projected totals.

Hornets vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Hornets -6.5 - - 237 -110 -110 -260 215

Hornets vs. Pistons Betting Trends

  • The Hornets won 46 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 36 times.
  • The Pistons' ATS record as underdogs of 6.5 points or more was 31-22 last year.
  • The Hornets and their opponents combined to go over the point total 41 out of 82 times last season.
  • There were 39 Pistons games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.

Hornets vs. Pistons Prediction & Pick

The two teams sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference meet head-to-head tonight in a game that has no real impact beyond determining the order of the 2023 NBA Draft. One team has to come out on top, though, and all signs point to it being a Hornets squad that has built some momentum.

Charlotte has tallied back-to-back victories against winning teams as it held both the Timberwolves and Heat to a three-point shooting mark under 33.4%. Contesting perimeter shots shouldn't be too hard against a Detroit team that sinks only 35.5% of their three-point attempts (No. 19 in NBA).

Detroit has lost 15 of its last 18 games against Charlotte, so fade the Pistons on the road tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Hornets: 117 | Pistons: 113

Hornets vs. Pistons Best Bet

These teams are not defensive juggernauts by any means, but that doesn't mean the over is the way to go tonight. After all, the total has hit the under in eight of Detroit's last 11 games overall as well as in nine of Charlotte's last 11 games overall. Both teams have been missing one shot after another.

The Hornets and Pistons rank outside the top 20 NBA teams in statistical categories such as points per game, offensive efficiency and shooting percentage. The under has cashed in four of Charlotte's last five home games and that trend should continue in a matchup between two subpar offenses.

Bet: Under 235 Points (-110)

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