New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/4/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (1-2) at New Orleans Pelicans (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: 189.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The New Orleans Pelicans head home from Memphis on Tuesday, to face off against the Charlotte Hornets.
The New Orleans Pelicans re sitting at 1-2 this season, after falling to the Grizzlies 93-81 on Monday night. With the Pelicans and the Grizzlies playing, you know you are going to get a hard fought, physical game, and that was the case here. Also, you can expect the scoring to be low, and personally I was on the under (also gave it away as my free play). The Pelicans are still the top rebounding team in the league, and with this defense the offense doesn’t need to be great for this team to get wins.
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The Charlotte Hornets are in the red as of right now, sitting at 1-2 on the season. The Hornets are coming off a loss to the Knicks on Sunday, 96-93 in New York. The Hornets are playing well defensively, and on the boards, but the offense hasn’t been there. Al Jefferson is the leading scorer for the Hornets right now, putting up an average of 18 points per outing. Charlotte’s two losses were against solid teams, falling to the Grizzlies at home, and then the Knicks on the road with no-rest. Charlotte has the ability to be a playoff team this season, but unless the Hornets find some offense, that may be a long shot.
The Pelicans are 2-0 against the Hornets when playing at home the past three seasons, and the Pelicans are also 2-0 overall at home in that span against Charlotte.
I was looking at the over here, but I think the best play has to be with the Hornets. Charlotte can play with New Orleans defensively, and the Pelicans are coming back home after a tough road loss to the Grizzlies. The Hornets have had time to rest and prepare. and getting three points with Charlotte, even on the road, looks like the side to be on here.