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Warriors vs Hornets NBA Game Preview

Golden State WarriorsNew Orleans Hornets
March 18, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

38-30TEAM RECORD22-45

The Hornets will hit the floor running against the visiting Golden State Warriors on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Warriors will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 33-33-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hornets are 33-34 ATS. Golden State is 40-27-1 against the total, while New Orleans is 37-30 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Hornets sat as 3-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 196.5.

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 98-95 win for the Warriors on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 24-ranked offense (94.4 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 21 at 100.6 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.6 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State won its last outing, a 108-78 result against the Rockets on March 17. The Warriors covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Warriors and Rockets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston was handed a 108-78 defeat on Sunday at Toyota Center.

The Hornets were a 97-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. Greivis Vasquez scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 97-95 to Minnesota at Target Center on Sunday).

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Warriors at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Golden State's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Golden State's last 11 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing Golden State
New Orleans is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 20
New Orleans home to Boston, Wednesday, March 20