The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons meet up at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. Charlotte is favored by 6.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 226.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Hornets have a robust offense, scoring more than 1.11 points per possession. Charlotte generates 2.05 assists per turnover, No. 2 in the NBA, and the Hornets are in the top five in assists (26.9 per game) and turnover rate (12.9 percent). The Hornets assist on 64 percent of field goals, with a top-five mark in 3-pointers per game (13.8). Charlotte is also elite in transition, averaging 16.2 fast-break points per game, and the Hornets are in the top five of the NBA in turnover creation on defense.
The model also knows the Pistons should benefit from a below-average Hornets defense, with Charlotte ranked No. 24 in the NBA in offensive rating. Detroit averages nearly 22 free-throw attempts per game, a top-10 mark in the NBA, and the Pistons produce 14 second-chance points per contest. On defense, the Pistons protect the glass in giving up only 12.5 second-chance points per game, and Detroit is in the top tier in havoc creation on defense. Detroit forces more than 15 turnovers per game, including nearly eight steals per contest.
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