Warriors at Hornets - 12/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (19-0) at Charlotte Hornets (10-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets square off Wednesday at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Golden State Warriors look to build on their ridiculous 19-0 start to the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 31.6 points and six assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 16.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.1 assists and Festus Ezeli is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 43.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are getting 81.2 points from their starting unit and have topped 100 points in every game this year. The Golden State Warriors have won nine straight regular season road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets also look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 18.4 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 2.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing just 29.6 percent shooting from deep in their last five games and have allowed less than 100 points in eight of their last 13 games. The Charlotte Hornets have won eight of their last nine home games.
The Warriors are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Warriors are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte.
The Hornets are playing great basketball on their home court, but where's the firepower coming from to keep up with the Warriors? I find it very difficult to pick against Golden State and the chalk unless the team is top tier and has a true scoring punch.