Pelicans vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/17

Pelicans vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/17

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Preview: Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans - Prediction KingPin Pro

New Orleans, LA; January 17, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: NO -12.5
Over/Under: 230.5

Game Overview

Get ready for an intriguing matchup as the Charlotte Hornets take on the New Orleans Pelicans on January 17, 2024, with ESPN broadcasting the game. The Hornets, looking to halt their road slide, face the Pelicans, who aim to bounce back from a recent loss. Explore the detailed preview, including team statistics, player matchups, recent performances, and injury updates.

 

Team Statistics

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets, with an 8-29 record (4-16 away), are led by Terry Rozier's scoring prowess. Despite recent struggles, they look to challenge the Pelicans and improve their road performance.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, holding a 24-17 record (12-8 at home), feature Zion Williamson as a key scorer. Coming off a loss to Dallas, they aim to dominate at home against the struggling Hornets.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Both teams enter the game with no reported injuries, indicating that they are at full strength for this matchup. Keep an eye on player matchups, as they will play a crucial role in determining the game's outcome.

 

Recent Performances

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets have faced challenges in their recent games, with losses against Miami, San Antonio, and Chicago. Terry Rozier's scoring will be crucial as they aim to break their losing streak.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans had a recent setback against Dallas, but they secured wins against Dallas, Denver, and Golden State. Zion Williamson's scoring efficiency and the team's overall performance make them formidable opponents.

 

Prediction

Expect a high-scoring game, making the over of 230.5 points the pick in this matchup. The Hornets, despite their struggles, have the offensive capability to contribute to a high-scoring affair. Additionally, the Pelicans, led by Zion Williamson, possess scoring prowess that can drive the total points in the game. Considering these factors, the over of 230.5 points is a favorable pick for this matchup.

Pick: Over 230.5

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