Two teams sitting within the playoff places of their respective conferences, the Charlotte Hornets (28-31), are hosting the defending champions Golden State Warriors (42-17), with both teams coming off defeats in their latest matchups and are looking to bounce back today.
Date/Time: 02-25-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Charlotte Hornets +6.5
Charlotte Hornets have a 28-31 record (29-30 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the East. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Nets with a 115-117 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 25.1 ppg, adding 4.3 boards and a team high 5.7 dimes per game. He is followed by Jeremy Lamb with 15 ppg and 5.5 boards per game.
Golden State Warriors have a 42-17 record (24-34-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the West. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Rockets with a 112-118 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 28.7 ppg, adding 5.2 boards and 5.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Kevin Durant with 27.6 ppg, 5.8 dimes and 7 boards per game.
In their two meetings last season each team won once on the road (Hornets by 11 points and Warriors by 14). Hornets have a 20-10 home record, while the Warriors are 19-9 on the road. Warriors are better offensively, scoring 118.8 ppg to Hornets’ 111.1, while Hornets are better defensively, allowing 111.4 ppg to Warriors’ 112. Warriors have better percentages both in field goals (49% to 45%) and in 3-pointers (38.5% to 35.1%). They are also better both in dimes made (29.5 to 23.1) and in boards grabbed (46.4 to 44.5), while Hornets are better in turnovers committed (11.9 to 13.6). Warriors are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.
Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction: Golden State Warriors -6.5 (-113)
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