Pistons try to win 3rd straight vs. Hornets: Odds and best bets

Terry Rozier #3 of the Charlotte Hornets defends Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Terry Rozier #3 of the Charlotte Hornets defends Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

After beating the Spurs in overtime on a miracle shot by Saddiq Bey, the Detroit Pistons did what most thought was impossible and beat the Milwaukee Bucks on the road.

Detroit had lost 16 straight to the Bucks, and were huge underdogs against the reigning champs, so getting a win was pretty satisfying for a team and fan base that haven’t had much to cheer about this season.

Tonight the Pistons will go for three in a row, which they haven’t done in, well, I have no idea how long but it’s been a while and I don’t have a great memory, so I am just going to say roughly 200 years give or take a decade.

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The Hornets have lost two straight and haven’t been playing well of late, so can the Pistons buck the odds and have an actual win streak?

Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets: Odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBET, the Detroit Pistons are 9.5 point underdogs on the road against the Hornets, which seems a bit high to me considering how the Pistons have been playing lately.

Both Saddiq Bey and Hamidou Diallo have been on a tear and the Pistons got regulars Cade Cunningham, Josh Jackson and Trey Lyles back, so I like them to keep it close tonight in Charlotte. Those points look pretty tasty for the Pistons.

The money lines are set at +350 for the Pistons and -450 for the Hornets, so the books don’t expect Detroit to keep up their unexpected winning.

The over/under is 227.5, which is very high even though Charlotte is the second-highest scoring team in the NBA. The two teams average 216 between them this season, so it would be a pretty big jump to get to 227.5 combined points.

I’d take the points and the under in this one and then sit back and enjoy the show.

Pistons vs. Hornets: Best fantasy bets

The obvious choice is Saddiq Bey, who has been putting up huge numbers with Jerami Grant out, which has led to a lot of speculation that a Grant trade is inevitable.

Bey’s rebounds have made him a solid play even on nights when his 3-point shots aren’t falling. He’ll have a tough matchup with Miles Bridges checking him, but Bey is still a strong play.

Same with Diallo, who will undoubtedly have a lesser role with the regulars returning, but who is still grabbing a ton of boards and is cheap in daily fantasy.

Cade Cunningham didn’t show much rust in his last game, again putting up solid all-around numbers and he continues to be the Pistons rock in fantasy.

If you are looking for a low-cost play, Trey Lyles has been playing well over his last several games and comes cheap.

How to watch Pistons vs. Hornets

The game will tip-off in the Spectrum Center at 7:00 PM ET and you can watch on Bally Sports Detroit or listen on 97.1 FM The Ticket.

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