New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets Expert NBA Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Spectrum Center is the venue where Cody Zeller and the Charlotte Hornets (4-4, 2nd in the Southeast Division) will play the New Orleans Pelicans (1-6, 5th in the Southwest Division) on Saturday. Charlotte opens this game as 1 point dogs. The O/U is set at 230.5.
The Pelicans cover the spread 28.6% of the time, having gone 2-5-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering 62.5% of the time, going 5-3-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/7/2019 JJ Redick SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/5/2019 Lonzo Ball PG Leg Game Time Decision
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/5/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 20
Brandon Ingram comes into this game averaging 25.9 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Josh Hart averages 13.6 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Cody Zeller scores 11.7 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Devonte' Graham averages 17.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 119.3 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 28.0 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 16.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 124.3 points per contest, which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 26.6 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 23rd in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.63. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.5. The Hornets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 18.1. The Hornets give up 112.9 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.6 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 114.6, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 29th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 106.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. New Orleans is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Hornets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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