Chris Paul has been leading the Hornets this season while Monta Ellis leads Golden State. This NBA betting series has been competitive as the teams have split the last ten meetings.
Basketball betting has seen Golden State do better against the spread in this series. Even though they teams have split the last ten games, it is Golden State that is 7-3 against the NBA betting odds. This is the last game of a four-game road trip for the Hornets. It is a back-to-back for Golden State as they were at Sacramento last night in basketball betting.
New Orleans won at home earlier this season against the Warriors by a score of 108-102 but they did not cover the basketball betting pointspread. The teams have split their last four meetings at Golden State. The trend that has held up in this basketball betting series focuses on the total. Four of the last five games including the last four have all gone under the basketball betting total. It is always risky taking Golden State games under since they score a lot of points and play no defense but it works more often than not.
New Orleans is still on the outside looking in at the playoffs in the Western Conference. They need to win games like this one at Golden State. The Hornets have not done that well on the road this season in basketball betting. This is a key game that they really have to win. The Hornets missed Chris Paul earlier this season but he is back and playing well now. Injuries always seem to be a problem for New Orleans and now it is David West who is not at full strength.
Golden State has a lot of injuries as well. Monta Ellis is dealing with a bad ankle so you want to check his status for this NBA betting contest. The Warriors have been better at home this season than on the road so they are at least worth a look in NBA betting if Ellis is healthy. The Warriors are third in the league in scoring but they are dead last in defense. Even though those numbers would normally point to games going over, the Warriors have actually gone under slightly more than over in their games this season.