Hornets vs. Pelicans - 1/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (17-17) at Charlotte Hornets (12-24)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +4 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, TSOH
The New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Bobcats play Wednesday at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last 10 games and play their first road game of 2015. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 101.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.7 points and 10.5 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.9 points and 5.4 assists. Ryan Anderson is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and Jrue Holiday is dishing out 7.1 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are one of the most frustrating teams in the league due to their wild inconsistency. The good news for the Pelicans is that their defense has improved, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 45 percent from the field in their last five games. Still, the Pelicans are tough to figure out.
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The Charlotte Bobcats have also split their last 10 games and are struggling with an identity. On the season, the Bobcats are averaging 95.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 18.1 points and 5.5 assists while Gary Neal is averaging 11 points and two assists. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Gerald Henderson is shooting 45.8 percent from the field. The Charlotte Bobcats issues remain on the offensive end, as they’ve failed to top 100 points in six of their last seven games and are shooting 33.8 percent from deep on the season. Seven of the Hornets 12 wins have come at home this season. Jannero Pargo is doubtful for this game with a back injury.
The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Pelicans are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte and 16-4-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Hornets are a complete mess and it' even worse without Al Jefferson. The New Orleans Pelicans should own the Hornets in this spot with Davis dominating in the paint.