Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons 2/27/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons 2/27/23
Mon 27th February 2023

The Charlotte Hornets (19-43, 10-18 Home) will be looking to add to their winning streak when they play host to the faltering Detroit Pistons (15-46, 7-24 Away) on Monday.

Detroit dropped their last game against the Toronto Raptors 95-91 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, their fourth straight loss. With 21 points and 18 rebounds, Marvin Bagley III was the key player in defeat.

The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference. Charlotte won their fourth in a row on Saturday at Spectrum Center, beating the Miami Heat 108-103. Gordon Hayward tallied 21 points to top the scoresheet.

With 18 points and 20 rebounds, Mark Williams also had a strong game. The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

After taking both of the previous season matchups against Charlotte, the last of which was a 118-112 victory at Little Caesars Arena on February 3, their third straight head-to-head victory, Detroit will be pursuing a season sweep.

Jaden Ivey led the Pistons with 24 points and seven assists. LaMelo Ball had 23 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and five steals in the loss.

The Pistons have been led this season by Bojan Bogdanovic, who is averaging 21.4 points per game. Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 5.8 assists.

Terry Rozier’s 21.4 points per game have powered the Hornets on offense. Rozier also has recorded 4.8 assists per game. Mason Plumlee has pulled down 9.7 rebounds per game.

The Pistons are only 2-8 in their last 10 trips to Spectrum Center. Detroit is looking to avoid a sixth straight loss away from Little Caesars Arena this season. Charlotte has won three straight at home this season.

In the last 10 games, Detroit is 2-8 with an average margin of -7.4 (106.9-114.3). Charlotte has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 117.9 points per game on average while scoring only 114.1 (-3.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marvin Bagley III: 39.0 | 17.9 | +21.1
Points per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 21.0 | 11.0 | +10.0
Rebounds per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 18.0 | 6.4 | +11.6
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 6.6 | 4.7 | +1.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Gordon Hayward: 32.0 | 21.9 | +10.1
Kelly Oubre Jr.: 17.0 | 26.0 | -9.0
Points per game:
Gordon Hayward: 22.2 | 14.1 | +8.1
Kelly Oubre Jr.: 11.5 | 19.7 | -8.2
Rebounds per game:
Mark Williams: 9.2 | 5.9 | +3.3
Assists per game:
LaMelo Ball: 11.6 | 8.3 | +3.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Charlotte Hornets (-275)

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