New Orleans Pelicans VS Charlotte Hornets

NBA Basketball 07:30 PM ET

Thursday

01/08/2021

ESPN

Spread: New Orleans Pelicans -6

Over/Under: 217.5

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The Charlotte Hornets will swarm Smoothie King Center in a battle against the Pelicans in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 7:30 PM (EST). The Hornets broke off from the 3-game losing streak after putting down the Hawks to a score of 102-94 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta Georgia, Wednesday. SF Gordon Hayward made his career-high 44 points followed by Rookie PG Lamelo Ball with 16 and PG Terry Rozier with 14 in the win. Charlotte is 4th at 3-5 in the Southeast Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference.

The Hornets will build on its recent win with 106.6 ppg at 43.4% from the field while allowing other ball clubs to dump in 110.0 ppg. Charlotte has 44.9 rebounds, 28.8 assists, 5.3 blocks, and 9.3 steals. Hayward is the leading scorer with 21.9 ppg, 49.3% FG shooting, and 90.0% from the FT stripe.

  • Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 matches with the Pelicans.

  • The Hornets are 1-6 SU in their last 7 outings against New Orleans.

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Charlotte’s last 12 road games.

Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions 1/8/2021

Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans lost its second home match in a row to the Oklahoma City Thunder to a score of 110-111 at the Smoothie King Center, Wednesday. PF Zion Williamson topped the scorers with 29 points followed by SF Brandon Ingram with 24 along with 11 boards. Center Steven Adams made his first career triple-double of 10 points, 10 assists, and 11 boards. New Orleans is on top of the Southwest Division at 4-4 and fourth in the Western Conference.

The Pelicans will try to break out of its 2-game losing skid with 106.8 ppg at 45.2% from the field while capping other teams at 105.1 ppg. New Orleans made 50.0 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 3.9 blocks, and 8.9 steals per encounter. Ingram wipes the Pels’ scorecards with 24.9 ppg, 46.3% FG shooting, and 84.6% from the charity stripe.

  • New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 home matches.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 home games against Charlotte

  • The team is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 contests this season.

Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans. The NCAAB pick is the New Orleans Pelicans -6. Hornets Center Cody Zeller will not play in this match as he is recovering from surgery after fracturing his hand. New Orleans ranks 5th in the league in defensive efficiency; it is 6th in slowest pace. The best option is the under on this match predicted to a score of 111-105.

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NBA Starting Time: 7:30 P.M. ET

Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana

Date: Friday, January 8, 2021, 7:30 PM (EST)

TV: ESPN

NBA ODDS: New Orleans Pelicans  -6

NBA TOTALS: 217.5

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