Hornets vs. Pelicans Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Hornets cover spread vs. hot Pelicans? 3/13/18

Will the Charlotte Hornets cover the point spread tonight as a road underdog when they take on a hot New Orleans Pelicans team at 8:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

(533) Charlotte Hornets at (534) New Orleans Pelicans

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

TV: N/A, 8:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT NBA ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Pelicans are 5-point home favorites to beat the Pelicans, while the over/under sits at 230 points.

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LINE MOVEMENT

Charlotte opened as a 4-point road underdog for tonight’s game but the line has climbed a half-point at most online sportsbooks. As for the total, it opened at 230 and that’s where the number currently sits.

PUBLIC BETTING PREDICTIONS

As of Tuesday afternoon, 79% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pelicans to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 50% of the betting tickets are on the over/under.

KEY INJURIES

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is out for the year for the Pelicans while Cody Zeller (knee) is doubtful and Marvin Williams (eye) is questionable for the Hornets.

BETTING STRATEGY

The underdog has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings between these two teams while the Hornets are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a win. On the other side, the Pelicans are just 2-6 against the number in their last eight home games, are 2-9 at the betting window in their last 11 home games when facing an opponent with a losing road record, and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games versus Southeast opponents.

 

TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +4.5

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