New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 10/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
The New Orleans Pelicans are hitting the road to Spectrum Center on Friday where they will play the Charlotte Hornets.
The Pelicans played the Nets and went home with a win by a final score of 130-108 in their last contest. New Orleans ended with a 49.0% FG percentage (50 out of 102) and buried 12 of their 26 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pelicans made 18 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 72.0%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 61 with 21 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 31 dimes in this matchup while forcing 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In relation to defending, New Orleans allowed 44.9% from the field on 40 of 89 shooting. Brooklyn dished out 22 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Brooklyn had 39 boards (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 18 of 24 shots. They also made 10 of their 33 shots from 3-point land. In the matter of personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up with 21 and the Nets had 25 personal fouls.
Zion Williamson is one guy who was a factor in this game. He had 25 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He played for 30 minutes played and also collected 9 rebounds. Williamson finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes.
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New Orleans will enter this game after finishing with a mark of 36-46 last year. They averaged 109.3 pts per game (21st in the NBA) while connecting on 45.7% from the field. The Pelicans hit on 33.2% on three-point attempts (873 of 2,629) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a group, New Orleans grabbed 45.2 boards per game and accounted for 2,047 dimes last season, which was 13th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 14.1 times per contest and as a group committed 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they were on the defensive end, the Pelicans forced their opponents into 14.2 turnovers every game and they drew 20.5 personal fouls. They surrendered 36.5% on 3-point attempts and they ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.3). The Pelicans defensively allowed an opponent FG percentage of 47.1% (3,301 of 7,009) and they conceded 41.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 2,039 conceded last season.
In their last game, the Hornets went home victorious with a score of 129-102 when they played the Spurs. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Charlotte allowed San Antonio to get 44 in all (14 on the offensive glass). They went 20.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 of 34 and ended up going 15 of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). The Hornets permitted the Spurs to convert 40 of 99 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 40.4% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Hornets went 48 out of 94 from the field which had them shooting 51.1%. In reference to shooting from distance, Charlotte converted 13 out of their 29 tries (44.8%). They were able to knock down 20 of them for a percentage of 87.0%. The Spurs were called for 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Hornets were able to corral 37 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 in the game.
P.J. Washington pitched in for the Hornets for the game. Washington earned 17 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the game. He buried 7 out of 12 for the game giving him a rate of 58.3%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Charlotte had a record of 43-39 last year. The Hornets were responsible for committing 19.9 fouls per game and they hit 74.0% from the free throw line. They got an assist 28.1 times per contest (1st in the league) and they lost possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. Charlotte tallied 9,457 pts last year (115.3 per game) and they pulled in 44.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hornets connected on 46.8% from the floor, which had them ranked 11th in the NBA.
The Hornets on the defensive end were ranked 25th in the league in PPG allowed with 114.9. They forced their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 46.6% from the floor (20th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense gave up 36.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (1,148 of 3,170) and opponents knocked down 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrendered 26.5 assists and 47.0 rebounds every game, which was ranked 29th and 27th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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