Hornets vs. Warriors Prediction

Will the Warriors cover as a double-digit favorite vs. Hornets? 2/1/17

Will the Warriors cover as a double-digit favorite tonight when they host the Hornets at 10:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Warriors are 14-point home favorites versus the Hornets while the over/under currently sits at 223 points. As for this writing, neither the point spread nor the total has moved off the original numbers.

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The Hornets have dropped seven of their last 10 on the hardwood and eight of their last 10 at the betting window. They've also lost five consecutive games, including a 115-98 decision at Portland on Tuesday night as a 4-point underdog. Nicolas Batum finsihed with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the loss while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was in foul trouble from the start, finishing with just five points and five boards.

The Warriors are heading in the opposite way of tonight's opponent winning nine of 10 overall and going 7-3 against the spread over that same stretch. In their 113-111 win at Portland on Sunday, Kevin Durant carried the team with a game-high 33 points on 13-of-26 shooting. Durant also added 10 boards, six assists and one blocked shot in 36 minutes while Steph Curry missed the game due to a case of the stomach flu. As of this writing, Curry is questionable for tonight's game.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Hornets are winless at the betting window in their last six games and are 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. They're also 0-4 against the number in their last four games coming off a loss and are 0-6 ATS in their last six games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. As for the Warriors, they're a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in their last four home games and have covered in seven of their last nine games overall.

 

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