Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Time Warner Cable Arena to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 25-40. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 28-36. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 27.8 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Demarcus Cousins averages 27.1 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 11 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Kemba Walker averages 23.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.29 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Charlotte averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.34 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 28th with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 30-33-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-37-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-34-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 31-33-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
03/10/17 F Anthony Davis Wrist injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
03/08/17 C Omer Asik Illness "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
03/03/17 G Jarrett Jack Knee out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/09/17 G Nicolas Batum Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Orlando
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
03/03/17 C Frank Kaminsky Shoulder out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +3
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