Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 4.5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 29-38. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 107.4 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 38-28. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 112.0 points per game and surrendering 111.7, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-36-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-32-2 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-30-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 40-26-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
3/12/2018 Cody Zeller C Knee Game Time Decision
3/10/2018 Marvin Williams PF Eye Game Time Decision
3/9/2018 Michael Carter-Williams PG Shoulder Out for the season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
3/12/2018 Solomon Hill SF Hamstring Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Frank Jackson PG Foot Expected to be out until at least Mar 19
1/26/2018 DeMarcus Cousins C Achilles Out for the season
12/7/2017 Alexis Ajinca C Knee Expected to be out until at least Apr 7
Dwight Howard averages 16.1 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
Anthony Davis averages 28 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jrue Holiday averages 19.2 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league. Charlotte averages 106.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.55 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. New Orleans is 4th in the league with 112 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.38. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 26.6. The Pelicans are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 16th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 13th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +4.5
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