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Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/8/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1-8-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/8/2021 – The Charlotte Hornets have just snapped a three-game losing streak and hopes to bring the momentum on the road for their next game. They will be facing the New Orleans Pelicans who have lost two straight. This inter-conference matchup will take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana this coming Friday, January 8. NBA TV will be airing the game live on television and the same feed can be seen through an online live stream at NBA League Pass. It is seen by NBA Vegas Odds that the Pelicans will be getting the win over the Hornets and get their winning rhythm back.

Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/8/2021

When: Friday, January 8, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Charlotte Hornets +8.5 (-107) 216 o (107) +375
New Orleans Pelicans -8.5 (-107) 216 u (107) -500
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Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Charlotte Hornets picked up a good win over the Atlanta Hawks and that broke their three-game losing streak. They now have a record of 3-5 and will bring that to their next game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Gordon Hayward proved that he has a lot more to give as he tallied 44 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block, and four three-point shots. LaMelo Ball was the team’s next best scorer with 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two three-pointers. Devonte Graham and Terry Rozier combined for 25 points as this team outlasted the Hawks.

Players to watch: T. Rozier PG 7 GP 7 GS 31.4 MIN 21.6 PTS 0.7 OR 2.4 DR 3.1 REB 3 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.1 TO 2.6 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.91 PER

G. Hayward SF 7 GP 7 GS 33.7 MIN 18.7 PTS 0.3 OR 5.3 DR 5.6 REB 4.7 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 16.31 PER

L. Ball PG 7 GP 0 GS 24 MIN 11.6 PTS 1.6 OR 3.1 DR 4.7 REB 4.9 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.51 PER

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans are now on back-to-back losses and they would do whatever it takes to avoid getting in a losing streak. They lost to the Indiana Pacers in overtime and the latest was a one-point loss against the OKC Thunder, 110-111. Zion Williamson was the team’s best with 29 points, six rebounds, and shot 71% from the field. Brandon Ingram followed through with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds while Lonzo Ball had 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists. The team almost had everything going in offense but the defense needs more work and their end-game closing.

Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 7 GP 7 GS 34.1 MIN 25 PTS 0.6 OR 5.9 DR 6.4 REB 5.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.9 BLK 2.6 TO 1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 23.48 PER

Z. Williamson SF 7 GP 7 GS 31.4 MIN 20.3 PTS 3.4 OR 5 DR 8.4 REB 1.1 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO 2.3 PF 0.4 AST/TO 20.56 PER

L. Ball PG 7 GP 7 GS 32.7 MIN 13.1 PTS 0.6 OR 4.1 DR 4.7 REB 4.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.7 BLK 2.9 TO 3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 11.93 PER.

Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/8/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Charlotte Hornets

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 7 games.
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against New Orleans.
Charlotte is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte’s last 12 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
Charlotte is 3-11 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Hornets are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Orleans’ last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against Charlotte.
New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte.
New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
Pelicans are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
New Orleans is 3-10 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games played in January.

Injuries

Charlotte Hornets

Cody Zeller C Hand is OUT 4-6 weeks
Nick Richards C COVID-19 is “?” Friday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Knee is “?” Friday vs Charlotte
Sindarius Thornwell SG Quarantine is “?” Friday vs Charlotte
Nicolo Melli PF Personal is “?” Friday vs Charlotte

Head-to-Head
Charlotte Hornets New Orleans Pelicans
3-5-0 Against the Spread 3-5-0
2-6-0 Straight Up 3-5-0
107 Points per Game 107
110 Points Allowed per Game 105
43.4 Offensive FG% 45.17
72.19 Offensive FT% 70.89
35.09 Offensive 3PT% 31.05
46.45 Defensive FG% 44.19
70.62 Defensive FT% 79.7
33.55 Defensive 3PT% 35.98

Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting watch for basketball fans as Ball brothers, Lonzo and LaMelo, are going up against each other. Having the homecourt advantage has Online Sportsbook giving the New Orleans Pelicans the edge over the Charlotte Hornets.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Hornets as the underdogs are +375 while the Pelicans are at -500.

ATS: It is a wide 8.5 points across the spread with the Hornets getting the +8.5 while the Pelicans are at -8.5.

TOTALs: 216 points is the predicted total for this matchup. Hornets are going over and the Pelicans are under.

Score Prediction: 114 – 104 Pelicans