Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Point Spread Picks 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
The Hornets have a record of 35-42. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -1.7 as they average 110.5 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 32-46. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 115.3 points per contest and give up 116.5, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-40-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 43-34-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-41-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 42-35-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/01/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is downgraded to out Monday vs Utah
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/01/19 F Julius Randle Finger is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
04/01/19 F Anthony Davis Back is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
03/29/19 SF Darius Miller Thigh is out indefinitely
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker averages 25.2 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jeremy Lamb comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Julius Randle averages 21.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Anthony Davis averages 25.9 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 26.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Charlotte averages 110.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 116.5 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.6 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 115.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.0. The Pelicans are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
New Orleans is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 22nd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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