Warriors face Hornets: NBA odds preview
Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The Hornets will be trying to slam the Warriors on Saturday when the teams tip off at New Orleans Arena in NBA betting action.
The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 21-15-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Hornets are 21-18 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Golden State is 22-16 on the totals; New Orleans is 19-20.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 25-rated Hornets and the No. 7-rated Warriors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-93 win for the Warriors on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 92.3 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 21 at 99.1 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 101.4 points per game when playing on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 95-88 loser as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Warriors covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Golden State got 22 points from David Lee but lost anyway 95-88 against the Spurs on Friday at AT&T Center.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 90-78 winner on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 18 points leading the Hornets to a 90-78 victory over Boston at TD Garden on Wednesday.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 0-10
After a loss are 7-3
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Warriors at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State's last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games on the road
Golden State is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Golden State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New Orleans is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Orleans's last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing Golden State
Golden State home to LA Clippers, Monday, January 21
New Orleans home to Sacramento, Monday, January 21