Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Friday on ESPN

Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Friday on ESPN

January 7th, 2021 NBA Basketball, Offshore Betting

Since winning the 2019 NBA Draft lottery New Orleans has become prominent. For a franchise often forgotten, this has been a radical transformation. Fans that didn’t know of the Pelicans’ existence now watch every game. Further, New Orleans has become betting on NBA marquee brands. With that comes the necessity of carefully assessing value. Zion Williamson’s superstar status brings the potential of overlays. By contrast, Charlotte remains what New Orleans was. Anonymous with fans and unwanted by gamblers. Hornets owner Michael Jordan remains the GOAT of NBA players. But as an owner not so much.

Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans Betting Information

Date and Time:Friday, January 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location:Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hornets at Pelicans TV Coverage:ESPN
Hornets at Pelicans Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Hornets +8½ (-110)216 (-110)
Pelicans -8½ (-110)216 (-110)
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Hornets at Pelicans SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, the Pelicans will draw the vast majority of offshore betting Action. Charlotte brings zero public appeal. So far this season sharps see no value with the Hornets. The question is if New Orleans will be overpriced. And the likelihood is that they will. Subsequently, the handicapping predicament is if Charlotte is capable of covering the bargain price.

Charlotte Hornets Team Overview

Charlotte has stumbled out of the gate for 2020-21. To illustrate the Hornets are 2-5 straight up, against the spread, and under the total. Charlotte ranks 23rd in the NBA for scoring offense and 17th for points allowed. Guard Terry Rozier leads with 21.6 points per game. Forward Gordon Hayward averaged 18.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per outing. In sum, the Hornets are dead last in the Southeast Division.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Overview

First place in the Southwest Division has been the Pelicans’ start. New Orleans is 4-3 straight up, 3-4 vs. the odds, and 2-5 to the under. The Pelicans rank 24th in the NBA for scoring and 3rd for points allowed. Forward Brandon Ingram leads with 25.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game. Forward Zion Williamson brings 20.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest.

Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans Against the Spread

The Hornets are:

  • 36-35-1 against the spread in all games
  • 19-18-1 vs. the odds on the road
  • 13-15 on the board against Western Conference opponents
  • 33-39 under the total overall
  • 11-17 to the under against Western Conference teams
  • 20-18 over the total in away games

The Pelicans are:

  • 38-39-2 against the spread in all games
  • 17-18 vs. the odds at Smoothie King Arena
  • 13-14-1 on the board against Eastern Conference teams
  • 40-39 over the total overall
  • 20-15 to the over at Smoothie King Arena
  • 16-12 over the total against the Eastern Conference

Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans Head to Head vs. Spread

New Orleans has paid in five of their last seven games against the Hornets. Four of the last five in this series stayed under. However, Charlotte has covered three of their last four at New Orleans. Six of the last seven in this series at Smoothie King Arena went over.

Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans SBG Free NBA Picks

In this situation, the Pelicans are the better choice. Charlotte simply hasn’t been a reliable Betting on NBA play this season. Also, New Orleans will have the best player on the court.

Hornets at Pelicans SBG Best Bet: New Orleans Pelicans.

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