New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/21/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The New Orleans Pelicans (29-41) are en route to Spectrum Center on Monday where they will try to defeat the Charlotte Hornets (36-35).
The Pelicans took the court against the Spurs and notched a win by a score of 124-91 in their last contest. New Orleans finished the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (48 of 96) and converted 14 of their 34 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 14 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 58 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 24 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 13 steals. Concerning the defense, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 36.0% from the floor on 32 of 89 shooting. San Antonio earned 40 dimes and had 22 steals for the game. In addition, San Antonio had 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. San Antonio ended up shooting 80.0% from the charity stripe by burying 16 of their 20 shots. They also converted 11 of 44 tries from distance. In regard to fouls, the Pelicans walked away with 21 and the Spurs racked up 16 fouls.
Jaxson Hayes is someone who played a role in the game. Hayes ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. He played for 28 minutes and collected 8 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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New Orleans heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 29-41 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.0 fouls per game. As a team, New Orleans is grabbing 45.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,756 assists for the year, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Pelicans are hitting 33.1% on shots from distance (759 of 2,290) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 108.5 pts per contest (21st in basketball) on 45.5% from the field.
On defense, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers every game while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,693 surrendered for the year. The Pelicans defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.5% (2,799 of 6,015) and they concede 42.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They relinquish 35.9% on 3-pointers while they are 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (109.9).
The last time they took the court, the Hornets got the win with a final of 129-108 when they played the Mavericks. The Hornets collected 36 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Mavericks were called for 13 fouls in this game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 77.8%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Charlotte converted 20 out of their 42 tries (47.6%). Overall, the Hornets ended up going 44 out of 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Hornets allowed the Mavericks to knock down 39 out of their 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8% in this contest. They finished shooting 36.8% from 3-point land by going 14 of 38 and ended up shooting 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). Regarding rebounding, Charlotte allowed Dallas to get 32 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Miles Bridges was important for the Hornets in the matchup. He buried 7 out of 12 for this game for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 8 rebounds. Bridges totaled 23 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and had 3 assists for the matchup.
Charlotte has a record of 36-35 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Charlotte has earned 8,171 points for the year (115.1 per contest) and they pull in 45.0 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 27.5 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they cough up possession 13.2 times per contest. The Hornets are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per contest and they hit 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Charlotte defense gives up 35.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (987 of 2,763) and their opponents are making 76.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 26.3 assists and 47.6 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 29th and 29th in basketball. The Hornets on defense are ranked 28th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.7. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the floor (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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