Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+1.5)
The Golden State Warriors (16-13) are headed to Spectrum Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (13-15). Charlotte opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 223.
The Golden State Warriors played the Miami Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 120-112 in their last contest. Golden State ended the game having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 95) and made 18 of their 52 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 16 of their 21 shots for a rate of 76.2%. Regarding pulling down boards, they collected a total of 46 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 32 assists in the matchup while earning 10 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 45.4% from the floor on 44 of 97 shooting. Miami dished out 28 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Heat pulled down 49 rebounds (7 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Miami ended up going 91.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 12 attempts. They converted 13 of 36 shots from beyond the arc.
Stephen Curry is someone who was a contributor for this game. He racked up 25 points on 8 out of 25 shooting. He played 42:22 minutes played and snagged 7 boards. Curry ended up going 32.0% from the floor and also recorded 11 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Warriors was Kelly Oubre. He had 8 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor in the matchup via 9-of-15 (23 points). When this game wrapped up, Oubre was on the court for 43:36 minutes.
Golden State heads into this game with a mark of 16-13 so far this year. The Warriors are hitting 37.4% on 3-point shots (418 of 1,119) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.7 points per contest (7th in the league) while hitting 46.3% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 22.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Golden State is snagging 43.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 799 dimes so far this year, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. On defense, the Warriors are forcing 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 fouls. They give up 36.9% on 3-pointers and they are 18th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.8). The Warriors are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.9% (444 of 601) and they concede 48.3 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 12th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 679 surrendered for the year.
For their last game, the Charlotte Hornets went home defeated by a final of 122-110 against the San Antonio Spurs. The Hornets corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 49 for the contest. They blocked 6 attempts while getting 6 steals in the game. The Spurs earned 13 fouls for the contest which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 11 tries. They were able to make 8 of them for a percentage of 72.7%. When talking about 3-point shots, Charlotte buried 12 of their 34 attempts (35.3%). Overall, the Hornets went 45 for 95 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.4%. The Hornets permitted the Spurs to make 48 out of 96 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for the matchup. They finished 29.4% from three-point range by going 10 out of 34 and finished the game at 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). In relation to rebounding, Charlotte allowed San Antonio to snag 43 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets in this contest. He knocked down 14 of 29 in this game for a field goal rate of 48.3%, which gave him 33 points. Rozier collected 7 rebounds in his 40:27 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes for the contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Charlotte was LaMelo Ball. He walked away with 17 points in 39:00 minutes on the hardwood by going 7 of 20 shooting in this matchup. Ball finished going 35.0% from the field as well as collecting 8 assists and 12 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 13-15 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 45.7% from the field, which ranks 18th in the NBA. Charlotte has scored 3,115 points on the season (111.3 per contest) and they pull down 44.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.5 times per contest (3rd in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per game. The Hornets are responsible for committing 18.4 personal fouls per game and they shoot 76.7% from the charity stripe. The Hornets defensively are ranked 12th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.7. The Charlotte defense allows 36.7% on three-point shots (417 of 1,135) and opponents are converting on 73.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 28.1 dimes and 45.6 total rebounds per game, which is 30th and 22nd in the NBA. They have forced 15.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+1.5)
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