Hornets vs. Pelicans - 3/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (24-38) at Charlotte Hornets (34-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets square off Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24 points and 10.2 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing six assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.2 points and 5.2 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Al Jefferson is grabbing six rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.1 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five straight home games.
The Pelicans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pelicans are 16-6-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
The Hornets continue to play really good basketball at both ends of the floor, and the Pelicans continue to stink up the jont on the road. Charlotte wins this game by double digits, as New Orleans seems to have accepted its fait.