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Hornets vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Charlotte Hornets at Golden State Warriors
  • Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
  • Date: Tuesday, December 27th
  • Betting Odds GS -4, CHA +148 | GS -181 O/U OFF

So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 9-25, while going 15-17-2 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

Not only did the Hornets drop their last game to the Trail Blazers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 124-113 as 5 point underdogs. Charlotte missed out on an opportunity to add a win to their resume, as they held a 6 point lead going into halftime. In the loss, LaMelo Ball led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 38.5%.

The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 16-18. So far, the team has gone 15-19-0 against the spread. Against the spread, Golden State has a mark of 1-2. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.

The Warriors are coming off a 123-109 win over the Grizzlies. This win came despite entering the game as the 7 point underdogs. Golden State went on to win the game, as they led by 5 heading into halftime. In the win, Jordan Poole led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 44.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Last year, the Hornets saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Warriors, averaging 99.0 points per game. While the Hornets struggled on offense in the series, the Warriors maintained their usual level of scoring at 108.0 vs Charlotte. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, Charlotte has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the Warriors actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +3 points per game. The over-under record in these same games is 1-4, with the teams combining for an average of 219 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 34 games, Charlotte is averaging 111.4 points per game (22nd). When looking at the Hornets pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.6. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 30th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 50.2%.

Defensively, Charlotte has had its problems giving up an average of 114.89 points per game (25th).

Small-Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. currently leads the Hornets at 20.6 points per game. For the season, he is 52nd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 19.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Oubre Jr. is averaging 5.2 boards and 1.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 24th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. P.J. Washington enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 33 games, he is averaging 14.8 and is 267th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Through 34 games, Golden State is the 5th best scoring team at 116.7 points per game. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.2 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 102.1 possessions per contest.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Warriors are giving up an average of 105.46 points per game, good for 3rd in the NBA.

Jordan Poole is expected to play a key role in Golden State’s scoring efforts against the Charlotte today, as Stephen Curry is unavailable. Curry is the team’s leading scorer this season with 30.0 points per game. Poole is 2nd in scoring for the team with 19.4 points per game, which ranks him 56.0th in the NBA. In his 34 games, he has hit 43.0% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 2.1 rebounds per game.

Hornets vs Warriors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +4
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF