New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (8-3) at New Orleans Pelicans (3-10)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday night in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.8 points and 5.5 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 13.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Frank Kaminsky III is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last five road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 100.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 30.5 points and 11.2 rebounds while E'Twaun Moore is averaging 12.6 points and three assists. Tim Frazier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Jones is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last two home games.
The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Hornets are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in New Orleans and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both teams played last night, so I expect some tired legs and would like to give the edge to the home team. Also, while the Pelicans have stunk up the joint all season, their little bit of success this season has come recently. New Orleans may be starting to break out of its funk and this is a winnable game if that's the case. Give me the Pelicans and the free points at home.