NBA odds preview - Hornets vs. Warriors
New Orleans Hornets vs Golden State Warriors Odds
New Orleans travels to Golden State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 26-48 mark with a victory over the Warriors.
Golden State battles the Hornets, currently with a 26-48 mark (37-37 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 42-31-1 for the Warriors and 40-34 for the Hornets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 24-rated Hornets taking on the No. 7-rated Warriors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-95 win for the Warriors on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 100.9 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.6 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.
Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.6 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
The Hornets were a 112-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. The battle between the Hornets and Cavaliers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland was handed a 112-92 defeat on Sunday at New Orleans Arena.
Golden State won its last outing, a 125-98 result against the Trail Blazers on March 30. The Warriors covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. The battle between the Warriors and Trail Blazers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland was handed a 125-98 defeat on Saturday at Oracle Arena.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Hornets at Warriors trends to consider:
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 12 games when playing Golden State
New Orleans is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
New Orleans is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
Golden State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans at Utah, Friday, April 5
Golden State at Phoenix, Friday, April 5