Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2019
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte -5
Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (8-14, 3rd in the Southeast Division) play the Golden State Warriors (4-18, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Spectrum Center on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The spread on this contest has Charlotte as 5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 209.
The Warriors are covering the spread 45.5% of the time, having gone 10-12-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 11-11-0 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/2/2019 Damion Lee SG Hand Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 D'Angelo Russell SG Thumb Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 Jacob Evans SG Hip Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 Draymond Green PF Rest Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Mar 5
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/2/2019 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF Calf Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Hand Game Time Decision
Eric Paschall comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Alec Burks averages 15.0 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Terry Rozier averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 105.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.6 per game. The Warriors allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 26th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Hornets are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Hornets surrender 113.8 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 28.0 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Warriors are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 113.9, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 27th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 29th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Golden State is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Charlotte is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State +5
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