Hornets Small Road Favorites vs Warriors
Golden State looks to cover as a small home underdog in NBA odds Wednesday and improve its overall 19-25 mark when they host New Orleans.
The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 25-19-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 25-19 ATS. New Orleans is 14-32 on the totals; Golden State is 22-22.
New Orleans opened as 2.5-point road chalk while total was hovering near 199 points for over under bettors.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warriors - Hornets odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Golden State is rated #22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hornets sit at #6. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-95 win for the Hornets.
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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's #8-ranked offense (103.3 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks #1 at 90.9 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 46.1% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).
Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's #2-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.9 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at #3 in the league in scoring at home.
New Orleans won its last outing, a 91-89 result against the Thunder on January 24. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hornets grabbed a 91-89 win over the Thunder on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Chris Paul at New Orleans Arena.
In their last action, Golden State was a 113-102 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Warriors got a terrific 31-point performance from David Lee but San Antonio handed them a 113-102 defeat on Monday at Oracle Arena.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Hornets at Warriors trends to consider:
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans at Sacramento, Saturday, January 29
Golden State home to Charlotte, Friday, January 28