Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 21 (10/21): NBA
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- Oct 21, 2022, 2:03:17 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Pelicans money line||-220|
|Pelicans spread||-6 (-110)|
|Hornets money line||+180|
|Hornets spread||+6 (-110)|
|Over / under||230|
2022-2023 season stats
|New Orleans Pelicans||Charlotte Hornets|
|Road / home record||1-0||1-0|
|Points per game||130.00||129.00|
|Points allowed per game||108.00||102.00|
|Rebounds per game||61.00||51.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||39.00||44.00|
|Over / under record||1-0||1-0|
The New Orleans Pelicans continue on the road and will travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Friday night. These teams met twice last season and Hornets beat them the 2 times but covered the spread only once.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans had a strong season opener as they outscored the Nets 130-108. Williamson returned from a one-year absence with 25 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Ingram scored 28 points and CJ McCollum had 21. Jonas Valanciunas finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 5-5, averaging 113.8 points, 44.6 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.
In the offseason, the team drafted Dyson Daniels with the eighth overall pick and E.J. Liddell in the second round.
The Hornets were also great in their first game of the season as they beat the Spurs 129-102 on the road. Terry Rozier stepped up with 24 points and six others scored in double figures as All-Star guard LaMelo Ball was sidelined with a sprained left ankle. The team shot for 51% from the field and 45% on 3-pointers.
Defensively, they held the Spurs to only 20.6% from long distance shots and forced 15 turnovers allowing 102 points in the game.
In their last 10 games, the Hornets are 6-4, averaging 116.9 points, 42.8 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans' last 6 games.
New Orleans are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Charlotte.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans' last 13 games on the road.
New Orleans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
Charlotte are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Charlotte are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home.
The Pelicans will be a very competitive team this year with the addition of CJ MCcollum and the return of Zion this offense will be one of the best and they proved it against the Nets. The Hornets also looked great offensively even without their best shooter LaMelo Ball. With two hot offenses and the over cashing big time when these teams meet I think that's the best play. Take the over.
PICK: Over 230 (-110)
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