|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NBALet's take a look at Wednesday night's matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Charlotte Hornets. The game at Time Warner Cable Arena is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX, FSN, and SportsNet. Currently, the Hornets are solid home favorites to win.
The Pelicans are 24-38 SU and 27-35 ATS so far this season. They are 7-23 on the road, and 31 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 30 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 115-112 win over the Sacramento Kings, where they won against the spread as 1 ½ point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 219 ½ point line set by sports betting experts for that game.
The Hornets are 34-28 SU and 32-29-1 ATS overall this year. They are 22-9 at home, and 28 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 32 going UNDER, and 2 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 108-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, where they failed to cover the spread as -10 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 215 point line set by the sportsbook in that matchup.
New Orleans is 8-3 ATS on Wednesday night, and 2-6 ATS coming off of a SU win. They are 1-4 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 1-4 ATS against Eastern Conference teams. They are 0-5 ATS against the Southeast Division.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of their last 16 coming off of one day of rest, and OVER in 10 of their last 12 coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 5 games on Wednesday, and OVER in 6 of their last 8 against Eastern Conference teams. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 12 after a win spreadwise, and OVER in 17 of their last 24 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 36 of their last 53 on the road.
Charlotte is 6-1 ATS coming off of one day of rest, and 4-1 ATS after a loss spreadwise. They are 4-1 ATS against teams with a losing record, and 8-3 ATS overall lately. They are 5-2 ATS against the Southwest Division, and 5-2 ATS at home against teams with a losing record on the road.
The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games on Wednesday night, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against the Western Conference. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of their last 11 games coming off of one day of rest, and UNDER in 9 of their last 13 coming off of a loss spreadwise.
Between these teams, the Pelicans are 16-6-1 ATS lately, and the home team is 5-1-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 meetings.
They last met on January 15, 2016, when New Orleans won 109-107, and Charlotte covered the spread as 3 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 201 ½ point line set by NBA gambling experts for that game.
For Wednesday night's matchup, gambling odds list the Hornets as -8 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 209 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Pelicans are a +340, with the Hornets listed at -425.