Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (1-7) at Charlotte Hornets (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5
The New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win to rebound from a 1-7 start to the season. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 119.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 124.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 25.9 points and 4.3 assists while Jrue Holiday is averaging 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Josh Hart is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 7.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost all four road games this season.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17 points and seven assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 15.1 points and four rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their first four home games.
The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-17 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 20-9-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Pelicans last 7 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Hornets last 8 home games.
The New Orleans Pelicans aren't playing much defense and find ways to lose left and right, and them being on the end of a back to back won't help matters. The Charlotte Hornets are rested, and while they've been hit or miss this season, they're a young team that plays hard and competes, and they've shot the ball well for the most part. I'm simply not trying to lay chalk with a losing team in the New Orleans Pelicans on the road and on the end of a back to back. It's the Hornets and the free bucket or pass.