Warriors vs. Hornets on Monday, March 8

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting has Golden State playing the last game of a five-game road trip at New Orleans on Monday.

The Warriors will be glad the trip is over considering they have lost every game on the trip.  Golden State has been competitive though, going 2-2 in basketball betting in those four games.

NBA betting has seen New Orleans win six of the last ten in this series against Golden State but they are just 4-6 against the basketball betting odds. The teams have met twice this season with New Orleans winning 123-110 at Golden State and 108-102 at home. The Hornets did not cover the 10 point spread in that home win.  That has kind of been the story for New Orleans in this series as they are just 3-3 at home straight up against the Warriors and 2-4 against the spread.  Four of the last five in this series have gone under the NBA betting total.

Golden State has not been able to win very often this season, especially since their leading scorer Monta Ellis has been out. They have been competitive vs. the spread though.  And on the road the Warriors have been doing pretty well. They are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Warriors are 5-2-1 vs. the NBA betting line in the last 8 meetings in New Orleans. Rookie Stephen Curry has made Golden State a team to consider in recent games even though they don’t win straight up.

New Orleans has not done much right lately straight up or against the spread. They are still without Chris Paul and their playoff hopes have faded. The have lost four straight and six of their last seven.  Darren Collison has done his part filling in for Paul but the rest of the team other than David West has been terrible.  The Hornets are 4-9 vs. the NBA betting odds in their last 13 home games. The Hornets are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

New Orleans has fallen below average on defense and that is a major problem since they don’t have a lot of scoring options.  The Hornets simply don’t have an identity without Chris Paul in the lineup.

Eight of the last Golden State games have gone under the total. In this series, the last four at New Orleans have gone under.  Eighteen of New Orleans’ 31 home games have gone under the total.

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