Hornets vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/15

Hornets vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/15

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte, NC; Thursday, 5:00 p.m. EST

Spread: NO -6.5
Over/Under: 232.5

Introduction

The New Orleans Pelicans (14-11) take on the Charlotte Hornets (7-15) in a highly anticipated clash at the Spectrum Center on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST. This preview delves into key player stats, recent team performances, and provides insights into why the Pelicans are poised to secure a victory and cover the -6.5 points spread.

 

Team Analysis

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, currently ninth in the Western Conference, are coming off an impressive win against the Washington Wizards. B. Ingram's stellar 40-point performance adds to the team's momentum.

Player Spotlight: B. Ingram

B. Ingram, averaging 23.6 points per game with an impressive 49.5% field goal percentage, is a key offensive force for the Pelicans.

 

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets, positioned 13th in the Eastern Conference, faced a recent defeat against the Miami Heat. With no reported injuries, they aim to bounce back against the Pelicans.

Player Spotlight: L. Ball

L. Ball, averaging 24.7 points per game with a 44.3% field goal percentage, is a crucial player for the Hornets.

 

Top Performers

B. Ingram's outstanding scoring ability, coupled with the Pelicans' recent strong performances, positions them favorably against the Hornets. With the Hornets lacking significant injuries, L. Ball's contributions will be essential for their gameplay.

 

Injuries

Zion Williamson is listed as questionable for the Pelicans, while the Hornets have no reported injuries. The potential return of Williamson may provide an additional boost to the Pelicans.

 

Prediction

Expect the New Orleans Pelicans to capitalize on their recent successes and secure a win against the Charlotte Hornets. B. Ingram's scoring prowess, combined with the potential return of Zion Williamson, creates a formidable offensive front for the Pelicans.

The -6.5 points spread is favorable for the Pelicans, considering their recent performances and the Hornets' struggles. Anticipate the Pelicans not only winning but also covering the spread comfortably.

 

Pick: New Orleans Pelicans to Win and Cover -6.5 Points Spread

 

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