Charlotte Hornets (9-24) vs. Golden State Warriors (16-18)
December 27, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors -3.5; Over/Under: +238.5
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The Charlotte Hornets pay a visit to the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on Tuesday night.
The Charlotte Hornets have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting routed by the Trail Blazers in a 124-113 road loss last night. LaMelo Ball led the way with 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, PJ Washington added 22 points on nine of 13 shooting while Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the Hornets shot just 39 percent from the field and 12 of 36 from the 3-point line as they got off to a flyer and poured in 67 points in the first half to take the lead into halftime, but they leaked 40 points in the third quarter and scored just 18 points themselves in the fourth quarter to allow the Trail Blazers to slip away in the end.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in a slump as they’ve lost five of their last seven games overall, but they will be eager to stay hot in this one after blowing past the Grizzlies in a 123-109 home win on Christmas Day. Jordan Poole led the team with 32 points on 11 of 25 shooting, Klay Thompson added 24 points with nine rebounds and four assists while Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 19 points on seven of 12 shooting. As a team, the Warriors shot 47 percent from the field and 18 of 44 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 33 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, before they exploded for 40 points in the third quarter to win easily at home. The Warriors were fantastic on the defensive end and they did a great job of sharing the ball on the offensive end to finish with 31 assists on 43 made field goals.
Looking at the betting trends, the Hornets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest and 25-12-2 ATS in their last 39 road games. The Warriors are 49-23-2 ATS in their last 74 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings overall and the Hornets are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall. The Hornets are going to be missing a few players once again as Nick Richards and Dennis Smith Jr are both out, while the Warriors will be without Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins and JaMychal Green. The Hornets have been ice-cold lately and they will be playing this one on zero days’ rest after losing to the Trail Blazers last night, so I’ll stick with the Warriors to maintain their momentum with another win and cover at home despite the injuries.