New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 11-12. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 117.7 points per game while giving up 116.5 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 11-11. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 114.7 points per contest and give up 110.4, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-13-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-8-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/18/18 PG Elfrid Payton Finger is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/30/18 G Malik Monk Quad is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Jrue Holiday averages 20.1 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 15.4 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Kemba Walker averages 27.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 117.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 116.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 6th in the league with 114.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.0 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Hornets surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Pelicans are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Hornets are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -1
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