Charlotte faces Detroit, looks to break 6-game skid

February 11, 2022 GMT

Charlotte Hornets (28-28, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (12-43, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pistons -6.5; over/under is 225.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte heads into the matchup against Detroit after losing six games in a row.

The Pistons are 8-21 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit is 5-21 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 13.8 turnovers per game.

The Hornets are 18-17 in conference matchups. Charlotte is 16-20 against opponents with a winning record.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Hornets won the last meeting 140-111 on Jan. 6, with Kelly Oubre Jr. scoring 32 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Saddiq Bey averages 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Pistons, scoring 15.6 points while shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc. Hamidou Diallo is shooting 45.3% and averaging 12.3 points over the past 10 games for Detroit.


Terry Rozier is shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 18.4 points and four assists. LaMelo Ball is averaging 22.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 1-9, averaging 104.3 points, 42.7 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.8 points per game.

Hornets: 2-8, averaging 107.3 points, 45.1 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.9 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Marvin Bagley III: day to day (ankle), Cade Cunningham: out (hip), Isaiah Livers: out (foot).

Hornets: Jalen McDaniels: out (ankle), James Bouknight: day to day (wrist), Cody Martin: out (ankle/achilles), Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).


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