New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5/9/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets 5/9/2021 Betting Odds
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
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Charlotte are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
Steven Adams C Toe is “?” Sunday vs Charlotte
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is out indefinitely
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