Pelicans vs. Hornets Prediction
Will Wednesday's New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets to be high-scoring for bettors at 7:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Charlotte. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hornets are 2-point home favorites to beat the Pelicans, who opened as 3-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 223 but climbed slightly to 223.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: New Orleans. As of Wednesday morning, 57% of betting tickets are on the Pelicans to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 61% of the betting tickets and 98% of the money wagered on tonight's game is on the over.
Who We Like: The over. The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and has cashed in four of the last five meetings in Charlotte. The over is also 19-7 in the Pelicans' last 26 games overall, is 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win, and is 4-1 in their last five games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
On the other side, the over has cashed in four straight Charlotte games and is 5-2 in the team's last seven games versus a team with a winning straight up record. The over is also 7-3 in the Hornets' last 10 games on Wednesday and is 4-0 in their last four games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: PELICANS/HORNETS OVER 223.5