Charlotte faces Detroit, aims to end road slide

Charlotte Hornets (15-38, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (13-39, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pistons -1.5; over/under is 240.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte will attempt to break its four-game road skid when the Hornets play Detroit.

The Pistons have gone 5-23 against Eastern Conference teams. Detroit is 2-3 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Hornets are 8-25 in conference matchups. Charlotte ranks sixth in the league scoring 15.4 fast break points per game. Terry Rozier leads the Hornets averaging 3.4.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Pistons won the last meeting 141-134 in overtime on Dec. 15, with Alec Burks scoring 27 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Duren is averaging 8.4 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Pistons. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.5 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Rozier is averaging 21.7 points and five assists for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.4 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 116.3 points, 40.0 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.7 points per game.

Hornets: 4-6, averaging 111.3 points, 44.5 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.6 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Marvin Bagley III: out (hand), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Cory Joseph: day to day (back).

Hornets: Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (hand), Cody Martin: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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