New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 5/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans (30-36) are headed to Spectrum Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (32-34).
The New Orleans Pelicans faced the Golden State Warriors and went home with a win by a final score of 108-103 in their last contest. New Orleans ended the contest with a 40.2% field goal percentage (39 out of 97) and buried 12 of their 30 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 18 of 22 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected 57 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 28 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Pertaining to defense, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the field on 39 of 93 shooting. Golden State doled out 22 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, Golden State collected 48 rebounds (8 offensive, 40 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Golden State walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of 7 attempts. They made 20 of 53 attempts from 3-point land.
Lonzo Ball is someone who was a factor for the matchup. He left the arena with 33 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He played 33:37 mins played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Ball finished shooting 47.8% from the field and dished out 4 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in the game for the Pelicans was Zion Williamson. He grabbed 12 rebounds in his 37:17 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 47.1% from the floor in this game by shooting 8-of-17 (23 points). In all, Williamson tallied 7 assists.
New Orleans will play this contest with a record of 30-36 this season. The Pelicans are connecting on 35.0% on three-point shots (704 of 2,014) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 115.1 points per contest (6th in the NBA) while connecting on 48.0% from the floor. They turn it over 14.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.8 personal fouls every game. As a unit, New Orleans is grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game and has 1,726 assists this season, which ranks 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.4 personal fouls. They concede 38.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 24th in the league in opponents points per game (114.8). The Pelicans defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.9% (883 of 1,415) and they relinquish 41.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,702 conceded so far this season.
In their last game, the Charlotte Hornets went home defeated by a final of 120-99 against the Chicago Bulls. The Hornets recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for the contest. They turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 11 steals in this game. The Bulls were called for 20 fouls for this contest which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw tries for a clip of 38.9%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Charlotte knocked down 16 of their 35 attempts (45.7%). In all, the Hornets walked away from this one shooting 38 for 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.2%. The Hornets allowed the Bulls to make 46 out of 91 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.5% for this game. They went 48.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 18 out of 37 and ended up going 10 of 17 at the free throw line (58.8%). When talking about how they rebounded, Charlotte permitted Chicago to collect 56 in total (15 offensive).
P.J. Washington pitched in for the Hornets for the game. He buried 9 of 14 in this game for a field goal rate of 64.3%, and totaled 6 rebounds. Washington accumulated 24 points in his 33:22 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. He came away with 3 assists in 26:06 minutes on the court, and he put in 5 of 16 from the floor. Rozier ended up shooting 31.3% from the field while totaling 12 points and 8 total rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 32-34 on the year. As an offense, the Hornets are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which is 21st in basketball. Charlotte has 7,228 pts so far this season (109.5 per game) and they collect 43.6 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 26.9 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. The Hornets commit 18.0 fouls every game and they shoot 75.8% from the free throw line. The Hornets are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG allowed with 111.1. They have forced 14.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (16th in basketball). The Charlotte defense gives up 36.5% on 3-point shots (961 of 2,634) and opponents are knocking down 74.7% of their foul shots. They allow 27.3 assists and 45.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 30th and 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Orleans
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