Hornets vs. Pistons prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, Feb. 11 best bets from model on 65-36 run – CBS Sports

The Charlotte Hornets (28-28) are trying to stay in the NBA playoff picture in the Eastern Conference as they currently occupy the No. 9 spot. They should have some help on Friday evening with the addition of trade-deadline acquisition Montrezl Harrell, who is expected to play against the Detroit Pistons if he passes his physical. Detroit, meanwhile, is sitting in the basement of the Eastern Conference at 12-43 and could be without Cade Cunningham in this one as he is questionable with a hip injury.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET in Detroit. Caesars Sportsbook lists Charlotte as the 6.5-point road favorite in the latest Hornets vs. Pistons odds. The over-under for total points is set at 226.5. Before making any Pistons vs. Hornets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 17 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 65-36 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Hornets vs. Pistons, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Pistons vs. Hornets:

  • Hornets vs. Pistons spread: Hornets -6.5
  • Hornets vs. Pistons over-under: 226.5 points
  • Hornets vs. Pistons money line: Hornets -300, Pistons +240
  • CHA: The Hornets are 16-14 against the spread in road games
  • DET: The Pistons are 5-4 against the spread with no rest

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Why the Hornets can cover

Charlotte brings one of the NBA’s best offenses to Detroit as the Hornets average 113.3 points per game, which ranks fourth. The Hornets move the ball well as evidenced by their 26.9 assists per game. Gordon Hayward (ankle) is out, but Charlotte is adding Harrell (14.1 ppg with Washington) to a group of four other proven scorers who are healthy.

Miles Bridges and LaMelo Ball are the team’s co-leading scorers at 19.8 points per game, while Terry Rozier averages 18.4 and Kelly Oubre Jr. contributes 16.6. Charlotte already beat the Pistons 140-111 last month, easily covering as 10.5-point favorites in that one. Detroit, meanwhile, has lost six straight overall and is 1-5 against the spread in that run, so Charlotte certainly has a chance to cover the number in the Motor City on Friday. 

Why the Pistons can cover

Detroit should benefit from Charlotte’s defensive shortcomings in this matchup. The Hornets rank No. 24 in the NBA in defensive efficiency. Charlotte is also in the bottom five of the league in second-chance points allowed, fast-break points allowed, 2-point percentage allowed, 3-pointers allowed per game and assists allowed. Detroit is in the top 10 of the NBA in free-throw creation, producing nearly 22 attempts per game, and the Pistons are averaging 14 second-chance points per game, a top-10 figure. 

On defense, the Pistons are holding opponents to less than 13 second-chance points per game, and Detroit is adept at creating havoc on defense. The Pistons are in the top 10 of the NBA in steals, averaging nearly eight per game, and No. 6 in the league in turnovers, forcing more than 15 per contest. Detroit is also above-average in preventing transition opportunities, allowing fewer than 12 fast-break points per game. 

How to make Pistons vs. Hornets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 222 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Hornets vs. Pistons? And which side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.