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(25-40) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets (28-36)
Date: Saturday March 11
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -2
NBA Betting Total: 201.5
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The Pelicans are traveling to Charlotte to face the Hornets.
New Orleans is 1-3 in their last 4, while Charlotte is 2-2 in their last 4..
The Pelicans won the first meeting of this season series by five points in overtime.
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis and the Pelicans continue to struggle heading towards the home stretch of the NBA season and it doesn’t look like it will get better anytime soon.
After struggling in the first half, going 2-4 from the floor for only 7 points, Davis suffered a wrist injury at the end of the half.
X-rays came back negative and he is listed as day to day, but I will be surprised if he plays in this one.
If Davis doesn’t play then the focus will be squarely on Demarcus Cousins. Boogie Cousins put up a great game against the Raptors front line. He scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.
That seems to be the common statement since Demarcus has joined the Pelicans, a good individual game that can’t get the team over the hump, as New Orleans is 1-6 since making the blockbuster trade.
The Hornets front line isn’t scaring anyone, and Frank Kaminsky will have a tough time slowing down Cousins. Expect another huge performance as he should get 28 points and 11 rebounds on the night.
Jrue Holiday had his second straight poor shooting performance. As he was just 3-9 from the floor and finished with only 7 points.
He dished out six assists but with Davis injured the Pelicans will need him to play much better against All-Star Kemba Walker.
The Hornets lost a tough game to the Heat in their last contest, but it wasn’t due to Kemba Walker’s play. The All-Star has been electric scoring the ball, as he put up 33 against the Heat.
He is averaging nearly 30 points per game in the last 6 contests.
I expect Walker to keep the scoring pace up as Jrue Holiday does not present a formidable defensive matchup. Walker should end the game with 29 points and 7 assists.
Nicolas Batum has been very consistent on the offensive end of the floor in the last couple of games. He followed up 2 straight 21 point performances with 16 against the Heat to go along with 7 rebounds.
The Pelicans are very weak at the SF position, and with Anthony Davis out I expect Batum to attack the rim more and get easy buckets.
Frank Kaminsky isn’t going to wow you on the defensive end of the floor, but the second year big man from Wisconsin has been putting up huge numbers since joining the starting lineup.
He didn’t have a great stat line against the Heat, but he did score 16 points. My only cause for concern is the 1 rebound he grabbed against Hassan Whiteside and the Miami front line.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-1 in NO last 11 overall.
- NO are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Sat. games.
- Under is 16-6 in NO last 22 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Under is 10-1 in CHA last 11 home games.
- CHA are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- CHA are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Sat. games.
- Home team is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- NO are 17-7-1 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
This seems like a tough task for Kaminsky and a similar low rebound total should be in store.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets -2
This will be a close game, but Walker leads the Hornets to victory..
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 104 – New Orleans 99
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