Friday, January 15, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 18-20 and a road record of 4-13. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 12-26 and a home record of 7-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -4.2.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.7 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.8 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Charlotte averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 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 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-20-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-20-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-23-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-23-1 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
01/14/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe injured last game, "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/14/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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