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New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5/9/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5-9-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5/9/2021 – The New Orleans Pelicans suffered a big blow to their playoff chances but will still be fighting to get as many games as they want before the season ends. The Charlotte Hornets are still in the hunt to get a good playoff position and will host the Pelicans this Sunday, May 9. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live at NBATV. The online live stream will be made available through an NBA League Pass subscription. The Charlotte Hornets having the home court advantage and it is seen in NBA betting covers that they will prevail over the depleted New Orleans Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5/9/2021

When: May 9, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass

New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5/9/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 (-110) 220 o (-110) +150
Charlotte Hornets -4.5 (-110) 220 u (-110) -182
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans playoff hopes are still alive but they are most likely playing without three starters. Zion Williamson suffered a finger injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season while Brandon Ingram’s ankle is acting up. Steven Adams will also not play in this game and the Pelicans will have Lonzo Ball being their best player. Expect him to be carrying this team and increasing his trade stock. There is not much happening right now for the Pelicans and the San Antonio Spurs are now the clear cut favorites to secure the final play-in tournament spot.

Players to watch: Z. Williamson PF 61 GP 61 GS 33.2 MIN 27 PTS 2.7 OR 4.5 DR 7.2 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.26 PER

B. Ingram SF 61 GP 61 GS 34.3 MIN 23.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4.3 DR 4.9 REB 4.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.31 PER

L. Ball PG 53 GP 53 GS 31.8 MIN 14.7 PTS 0.6 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 5.8 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 2.3 TO 1.9 PF 2.6 AST/TO 15.34 PER.

Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Charlotte Hornets are very much steady at the eighth place in the NBA Eastern Conference and have secured a good position for the play-in tournament. This team is trying to stay afloat winning just three of their last five games. They had the Orlando Magic during their last game and won by 10 points, 122-112. Terry Rozier led the team with 28 points, six assists and five rebounds while LaMelo Ball tallied 27 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. PJ Washington had a good game with 23 points, nine rebounds and four-three pointers. Jalen McDaniels also had a notable night with 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Players to Watch: T. Rozier SG 64 GP 64 GS 34.1 MIN 20.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.3 REB 4.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 1.7 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.21 PER

G. Hayward SF 44 GP 44 GS 34 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.68 PER

L. Ball PG 46 GP 26 GS 28.7 MIN 15.9 PTS 1.2 OR 4.7 DR 5.9 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 2.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.21 PER.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5/9/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 8 games.
New Orleans are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against Charlotte.
New Orleans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games this season.
New Orleans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
New Orleans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games.
Their total has gone OVER in 11 of Charlotte’s last 16 games against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Charlotte’s last 17 games at home.
Charlotte are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Charlotte are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Charlotte are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games played on a Sunday.
Charlotte are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Steven Adams C Toe is “?” Sunday vs Charlotte
Brandon Ingram SF Ankle is out indefinitely
Josh Hart SG Thumb is out indefinitely
Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Charlotte
Zion Williamson PF Finger is out indefinitely

Charlotte Hornets

Gordon Hayward SF Foot is out indefinitely
Malik Monk SG Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs New Orleans
Devonte’ Graham PG Knee is “?” Sunday vs New Orleans
Miles Bridges SF Quarantine is out indefinitely
Cody Martin SF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New Orleans

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Charlotte Hornets
32-35-0 Against the Spread 34-32-1
40-27-0 Straight Up 29-37-1
115 Points per Game 110
115 Points Allowed per Game 111
47.91 Offensive FG% 45.78
73.4 Offensive FT% 75.79
34.78 Offensive 3PT% 37.56
46.85 Defensive FG% 46.61
79.59 Defensive FT% 74.67
38.2 Defensive 3PT% 36.38

New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

The Charlotte Hornets are looking forward to securing their playoff spot and a win here will help solidify those chances. Sports betting sees the Hornets on the advantage over the depleted Pelicans.

Moneyline: The Hornets are given an ML of -182 while the Pelicans are getting a +150 if they score a win.

ATS: It is 4.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Pelicans going +4.5 and the Hornets are -4.5.

TOTALs: The total for this matchup is set at 220 with the Pelicans going over and the Hornets are under.

Score Prediction: 116 – 111, Hornets