The one play I'm on early for tonight is Hornets over Pistons, and I'm selling a point to move from -6 to -7 at +105 for the key number. Get right spot for LaMelo & Co after a day off following Sunday's tough home loss to the Miami Heat. The Pistons? They lost by 7 at home last night to Orlando and are in a three-way tie with Houston & Minnesota with a league-best 14% to get the #1 pick in the draft, according to Tankathon. Detroit is motivated to lose, on track for the worst record in the east and have lost three straight. The Hornets, on the other hand, are motivated to win and win comfortably as they go back home on thursday for a five-game home stand with the first three against sub .500 teams (CHI/ORL/NOP). CHA is also just one game ahead of IND for the #8 seed in the east and need to avoid the 9/10 play-in game and a potential matchup with the red-hot wizards. Hornets also know how to take care of business against bottom feeder teams, going 18-10 vs teams below .500 this season. I don't hate the alt line here at -9 either (+140), but I'll stick to -7 at plus money for this one and back Buzz City to cover the relatively big road spread. Hornets actually have more road wins (14) than detroit has home wins (12) this year, as CHA is 14-19 on the road with more road W's than both boston and washington, and one less road W than the knicks. Charlotte wins by double digits.