Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 10/29/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-9)
Spectrum Center is the location where the Charlotte Hornets will play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Charlotte opens this contest as 9-point dogs. The over/under is 224.
The Warriors faced the Heat and took home the win by a score of 123-110 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Warriors walked away with 13 while the Heat had 15 personal fouls. They made 14 out of their 43 attempts from distance. Miami finished shooting 81.8% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 22 tries. In addition, Miami collected 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Miami earned 25 assists and had 16 steals for the game. With respect to defending, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the field on 39 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 30 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 50 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Warriors made 13 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 86.7%. Golden State wrapped up the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (46 of 92) and buried 18 of their 46 3-pointers.
Stephen Curry is one player who came through for the game. He ended up finishing with 33 points on 13 out of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Curry finished shooting 59.1% from the floor and also dished out 9 assists.
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Golden State enters this matchup with a mark of 3-2 this season. They are giving up possession 17.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 21.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Golden State is pulling down 42.0 boards per game and has accumulated 147 assists this season, which ranks 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are hitting 36.0% on 3-pointers (73 of 203) and 78.8% from the free throw line. They average 120.8 points per game (4th in the NBA) while going 47.9% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing 16.8 turnovers per game and they draw 20.6 fouls. They are 26th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 140 relinquished so far this season. The Warriors defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.6% (219 of 460) and they surrender 43.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They concede 32.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 27th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (121.2).
In their last game, the Hornets went home defeated by a final of 134-131 against the Knicks. In reference to how they rebounded, Charlotte allowed New York to snag 46 in all (12 offensive). They went 36.7% from distance via 11 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 22 at the charity stripe (86.4%). The Hornets allowed the Knicks to make 52 of 97 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.6% in this contest. Overall, the Hornets shot 49 for 99 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.5%. In relation to three-point attempts, Charlotte made 13 of 31 attempts (41.9%). They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. The Knicks were called for 24 personal fouls in this game which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. The Hornets were able to corral 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the contest.
Jalen McDaniels was important for the Hornets in this matchup. McDaniels accumulated 17 points in his 23 mins on the hardwood and tallied 2 assists in the game. He knocked down 6 of 10 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 2-2 for the year. As an offense, the Hornets are hitting on 49.5% from the floor, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. Charlotte has totaled 498 points this year (124.5 per game) and they pull in 45.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 28.8 times per contest (6th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. The Hornets commit 23.0 fouls per game while shooting 74.2% from the free throw line.
The Charlotte defense surrenders 28.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (34 of 121) and their opponents are connecting on 82.4% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 23.5 dimes and 47.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 10th and 22nd in basketball. The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 21st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 117.3. They are forcing 14.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (12th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (+9)
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