Hornets vs. Pelicans Prediction & Odds
The Hornets have been a great ATS play in previous meetings against the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center but with Charlotte 3-7 in its last 10 games overall, is New Orleans the better bet to cover tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
525 Charlotte Hornets (+8) at 526 New Orleans Pelicans (-8); o/u 225.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 23, 2023
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Hornets vs. Pelicans Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 68% of public bettors are currently backing the Pelicans when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Charlotte Hornets DFS Spin
Terry Rozier played 36 minutes in Monday's 115-109 win over the Pacers, accumulating 23 points (7-of-19 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), one rebound, nine assists, two steals, and two 3-pointers. Rozier has dished out six assists or more in six of his last seven games, with the improved distribution boosting his fantasy value. Scary Terry is averaging 7.2 helpers per game over the last two weeks, a big reason why he's providing top-50 value during this stretch despite shooting 61.5% from the foul line. Rozier's 7-of-7 night at the charity stripe will improve that percentage, and he has a shot at cracking the top-75 by the season's end, especially if the assist numbers remain high.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
Zion Williamson (hamstring) has been cleared for on-court activities and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Perhaps a glimmer of hope for the Pelicans and their fans. Zion's return to on-court activities at least keeps the door ajar for a possible return this season for the Pelicans who are fighting for a spot in the play-in. A two-week time frame puts Zion's re-evaluation on April 5th. New Orleans only has two more regular season games after that.
Hornets vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Trends
Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in New Orleans
Under is 19-7 in Hornets last 26 overall
Under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 road games
Under is 9-2 in Pelicans last 11 overall
Hornets vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Hornets are just 11-24-1 against the spread in their last 36 games against the Pelicans overall but are a perfect 4-0 at Smoothie King Center in their four trips to New Orleans. Charlotte is also 7-2 against the spread in its last nine games coming off a win, while the Pelicans are just 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games overall. New Orleans has also failed to cover in five of its last six games coming off a win.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +8