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A game after he put up 44 points in a 102-94 win over the Hawks, Gordon Hayward leads the Charlotte Hornets (3-5) on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans (4-4) as underdogs. The matchup, which airs on ESPN, tips at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. The point total is for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 8, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Hornets Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 8

Pelicans:
Nicolo Melli: Day To Day (Personal),
JJ Redick: Day To Day (Knee)

Hornets:
Cody Zeller: Out (Hand)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Hornets (+6.5)

Pick OU:
Under (217)

Prediction:
Hornets 105 Pelicans 109
The model favors the Pelicans by 4.2 points, just 2.3 less than the 6.5-point spread set by DraftKings.The model predicts a total 2.7 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 8 24.9 7.0 5.5 0.6 0.8 2.1
Zion Williamson 8 21.4 8.1 1.1 1.5 0.5 0.0
Lonzo Ball 8 13.4 4.6 4.6 1.1 0.6 2.4
Eric Bledsoe 8 12.3 3.5 4.1 1.0 0.4 1.9
Steven Adams 8 10.0 9.1 2.6 1.6 0.8 0.0

Pelicans Player Props

  • Brandon Ingram’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 22.5, 2.4 points less than his season average of 24.9.
  • Steven Adams’ rebounding prop total for the game is posted at 9.5 boards, 0.4 rebounds higher than his season average of 9.1.
  • Lonzo Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
  • Adams’ steals prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Gordon Hayward 8 21.9 5.6 4.4 1.6 0.4 2.0
Terry Rozier 8 20.6 3.1 2.8 1.0 0.6 3.4
LaMelo Ball 8 12.1 5.3 4.9 1.6 0.4 1.6
P.J. Washington 8 10.9 6.4 2.8 1.0 0.9 1.0
Devonte’ Graham 8 10.0 3.1 6.3 1.5 0.0 2.4

Hornets Player Props

  • Hayward’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 17.5, 4.4 points less than his season average of 21.9.
  • Bismack Biyombo’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 10.5, 7.9 lower than his season average of 18.4.
  • Terry Rozier’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots lower than his season average of 3.4.
  • LaMelo Ball’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Pelicans are shooting 45.2% from the field this season, 1.2 percentage points lower than the 46.4% the Hornets allow to opponents.
  • In games New Orleans shoots better than 46.4% from the field, it is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
  • Charlotte has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 45.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Hornets are shooting 43.4% from the field, 0.8% lower than the 44.2% the Pelicans’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Charlotte is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when it shoots higher than 44.2% from the field.
  • This season, New Orleans has a 3-1 record against the spread and a 4-0 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 43.4% from the field.
  • The Pelicans shoot 31% from three-point range, 2.6% lower than the 33.6% the Hornets allow to opponents.
  • New Orleans has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall when the team hits more than 33.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Charlotte is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 31% from deep.
  • The Hornets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35.1%) is just 0.9 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pelicans are averaging (36%).
  • Charlotte has a 1-3 ATS record and is 1-3 straight-up when the team makes more than 36% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans has a 3-1 ATS record and a 4-0 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 35.1% of its three-point shots.
  • The Pelicans’ 9.6 made three-pointers per game this season is 2.9 fewer made shots on average than the 12.5 per game the Hornets give up.
  • Charlotte is 2-3 against the spread and 2-3 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while New Orleans is 1-5 ATS and 2-4 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Hornets are the 15th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Pelicans allow the most makes from deep.
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Pelicans vs Hornets Stat Rankings

Pelicans Rank Pelicans AVG Hornets AVG Hornets Rank
24th 106.8 Points Scored 106.6 25th
4th 105.1 Points Allowed 110 13th
1st 50.1 Rebounds 44.8 14th
5th 11.6 Off. Rebounds 10.8 10th
30th 9.6 3pt Made 12.5 15th
25th 22.6 Assists 28.8 1st
26th 15.6 Turnovers 14.8 17th

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