New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 25-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 111.2 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 19-26. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per contest and giving up 105.8, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-22-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-18-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-23-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-23-1 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
01/22/18 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Arm is "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
Demarcus Cousins comes into this game averaging 25.6 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Jrue Holiday averages 18.6 points per contest in 37 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.2 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dwight Howard has scored 15.5 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 12.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 53%. Kemba Walker averages 21.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and 5.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 111.2 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 43.2 boards per contest and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 110.9 points per contest which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 13th in the NBA with 105.8 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 46.6 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.8. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Hornets give up 105.8 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 7th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. New Orleans is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Hornets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +3
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