Golden State Warriors (3-2) vs. Charlotte Hornets (2-3)
October 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +9; Over/Under: 234
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The Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Golden State Warriors look to build on their 3-2 start. The Charlotte Hornets look to get back to a .500 record.
The Golden State Warriors are averaging 120.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 121.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.8 points and 6 assists, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.2 points and 2.6 assists. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Klay Thompson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 118.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 23.5 points and 7 rebounds, while Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Hornets are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Warriors last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall. The under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte and 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
Until the Charlotte Hornets get their back court back, it’s hard for me to get behind them, as it’s difficult to win in this league when missing both your starting point guard and shooting guard. The Golden State Warriors have had defensive issues up to this point, but we know these guys can turn things on when they want to, and it’s only a matter of time before the balance sets in. This is Curry’s hometown, and he usually likes putting on a show in Charlotte. I’ll lay the chalk and predict a Warriors comfortable road win.