Warriors vs. Hornets Prediction
Can the Golden State Warriors put an end to their cover struggles when they go on the road today to face the Charlotte Hornets at 7PM ET?
565 Golden State Warriors vs. 566 Charlotte Hornets
Monday, February 25, 2019
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 233.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 85 percent going on the Warriors on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Warriors struggling to cover
Golden State is coming off a 118-112 loss at home to Houston for its second loss in three games. The Warriors have failed to cover in six straight games. Golden State is 42-17 on the season, 19-9 on the road, 24-34-1 against the spread and 32-27 with the over.
The Warriors have the top offense in the league, averaging 118.8 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Warriors are giving up 112 points per game while opponents shoot 44.7 percent as a team. Stephen Curry is leading the team with 28.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while Kevin Durant is adding 27.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.8 assists per contest.
Hornets in a funk
Charlotte is coming off a 117-115 loss at home to Brooklyn on Saturday for its fifth loss in seven games. They have failed to cover in all of the losses as well. Charlotte is 28-31 overall, 20-10 at home, 29-30 against the spread and 32-26-1 with the over.
The Hornets are putting up 111.1 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45 percent as a team. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 111.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.7 percent against them. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 25.1 points and 5.7 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 15 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven following a loss and 0-5 ATS in their last five playing on 1 day of rest.
The Hornets are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 against Pacific Division opponents and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.
The Warriors are in a real funk in terms of playing to their potential right now. They haven’t won by eight points in their last five, including close games at home with the Heat and Kings. They now go on the road to face the Hornets, who are a respectable home team. While they are coming off a loss at home to the Nets, Charlotte is 17-13 against the spread at home. Until Golden State can show me it will roll these bad teams again, I am going to take the points against them.
NBA Prediction: Charlotte Hornets +7.5