Best NBA prop bets today for Hornets vs. Pistons (Jalen Duren primed for big game)

Breaking down the best prop bets for Jalen Duren, Isaiah Stewart and Brandon Miller in the Detroit Pistons-Charlotte Hornets matchup.
Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren (0) celebrates.
Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren (0) celebrates. / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the worst teams in the NBA go head-to-head on Wednesday night, and the Detroit Pistons are actually favored against the Charlotte Hornets in this matchup. 

This is just the fourth time all season the Pistons have been favored, and they’ve failed to cover in each of those games. However, with the Hornets trading away Terry Rozier, betting on a side in this matchup could be tricky. 

So, why not stick to some player props?

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I have three picks that I love, including two Pistons players to bet on Wednesday night: 

Hornets vs. Pistons best NBA prop bets

  • Jalen Duren OVER 26.5 points and rebounds
  • Brandon Miller OVER 16.5 points
  • Isaiah Stewart OVER 1.5 3-pointers made

Jalen Duren OVER 26.5 points and rebounds

Second-year big man Jalen Duren is one of the few bright spots on this Detroit roster, averaging 14.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game this season, putting up 20 double-doubles in 28 games. 

Duren could be in line for a huge game against Charlotte, who ranks 30th in defensive rating, 26th in rebounding percentage and 22nd in opponent points in the paint this season. 

Nick Richards (probable) is expected to return for Charlotte, but he may not be enough against Duren, who is averaging 15.4 points and 12.0 rebounds per game since returning from an injury (14 games). 

Earlier this season, Duren dropped 14 points and 17 rebounds on the Hornets. He’s one of my favorite plays tonight. 

Brandon Miller OVER 16.5 points

No. 2 overall pick Brandon Miller is shining for the Hornets right now, scoring 23 or more points in three straight games. 

He’s attempted 14, 17 and 13 shots in those games, and he could be in line for even more touches with Terry Rozier (trade) now in Miami. 

Miller is averaging 14.9 points per game and he put up 17 points in his lone meeting against Detroit (his second NBA game) even though he came off the bench in that matchup. 

The Pistons rank 29th in the NBA in defensive rating, so don’t be shocked if Miller has a big game tonight. 

Isaiah Stewart OVER 1.5 3-pointers made

Detroit Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart is back in action after a lengthy absence, and he’s shooting the ball at a high clip since returning. 

In four games back in the lineup, Stewart has made multiple shots from deep in three of them, taking eight, six, five and six shots from 3 in those games. 

He’s shooting 38.2 percent from 3 on the season, and now he gets a Charlotte team that ranks dead last in the NBA opponent 3-point percentage and 25th in opponent 3s made per game. I love Stewart to have a big showing tonight. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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