Charlotte Hornets at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 11 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 12-22. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 28-7. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per contest and giving up 104.5, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-18-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-18-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 17-18-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 17-18-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/05/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.5 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Kevin Durant averages 26.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Klay Thompson averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.15 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.4 per game. The Hornets allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 2nd in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 10.34. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.2. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Warriors surrender 104.5 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Golden State is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 27th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +11
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