Monday, January 4, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, January 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 17-16 and a road record of 4-9. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 31-2 and a home record of 16-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of 11.8.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Stephen Curry averages 29.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Charlotte averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Golden State averages 114 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 28.7 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 26th with 16 per game. The Warriors allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-17-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-16-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 20-12-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 20-13-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/03/16 F Nicolas Batum Toe "?" Monday vs. Golden State
01/03/16 F Spencer Hawes Back "?" Monday vs. Golden State
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
01/03/16 C Festus Ezeli Toe "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
01/03/16 F Harrison Barnes Ankle "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
01/03/16 G Leandro Barbosa Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
01/03/16 PG Stephen Curry Leg "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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