Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets - 2/20/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Charlotte Hornets (13-15) vs Golden State Warriors (16-13)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Saturday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their past six games, but they will be hoping to bounce back after falling short against the Magic in a 124-120 road loss last night. Stephen Curry led the team with 29 points and 11 assists on 11 of 29 shooting, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 26 points on 10 of 18 shooting while Andrew Wiggins chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 47 percent from the field and 19 of 42 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 17-point deficit with 43 points in the third quarter, before falling just short as the Magic closed the game on a 18-8 run in the final 4:04 to steal the game late.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been in decent form as they’ve won three of their past five games, but they will be looking to bounce back here after getting stopped by the Spurs in a 122-110 home loss on Sunday. Terry Rozier led the team with 33 points on 14 of 29 shooting, Malik Monk added 23 points off the bench while LaMelo Ball racked up 17 points with 12 rebounds and eight assists. As a team, the Hornets shot 47 percent from the field and 12 of 34 from the 3-point line as they jumped out to an early 16-point lead, before getting ambushed in the second quarter where the Spurs exploded for 47 points which they never recovered from.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 7-2 ATS in their last nine Saturday games, 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games playing on zero days’ rest and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days’ rest, 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight home games.
Head to head, the under is 6-0 in the last six meetings overall and the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Charlotte.
Devonte Graham is listed as doubtful for Saturday, while Gordon Hayward is expected to return, while the Warriors will still be shorthanded in the frontcourt as Kevon Looner and James Wiseman have both been ruled out. The Hornets haven’t played since Sunday, so they’ll have the advantage over the shorthanded Warriors who are playing on zero days’ rest. The Warriors are capable of beating any team on their night if Curry gets hot, but they’ve been a little vulnerable lately and I just feel like this is a nice spot for the Hornets to pull off the upset.