At 10:00 ET, the 13th-ranked Charlotte Hornets, winners of four straight, will take on the 10th-ranked Golden State Warriors, who have won two in a row. The Warriors are favored by 12.5 and the over/under line is set at 229.5.

This non-conference matchup will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco and can be seen on NBCS.


The Pick: Golden State Warriors -12.5

This game will be played at Chase Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 134-85 in favor of the Warriors.
  • Our projections have Stephen Curry finishing with Stephen Curry points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Warriors finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.1% and knocking down 17 threes.

Will the Hornets Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

Charlotte has won four straight games and is 14-41 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are 13th and 4th in the Southeast Division.

As the underdog, the Hornets have an ATS record of 21-28 and have covered the spread in four straight games. Today, they are getting 12.5 points and have gone 12-39 as the underdog this season.

In Charlotte’s last game, they defeated the Jazz by a score of 115-107. The O/U line for that game was 229, and the Hornets were 9.5-point underdogs.

This season, Charlotte has an O/U record of 28-27, and the under has hit in three straight games. On average, their games have finished with 227.9 points.

On the road, the Hornets are 9-17 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -12.5 points per game. Their road record is 6-20.

This season, the Hornets have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 28th in points per game at 108.8. On the road, they are averaging 108.2 points per game.

So far, Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 97.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Hornets are 26th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 27th in true shooting percentage.

So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 24th in the league at 119.2 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Hornets are forcing 13 per game, which is 19th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 22nd in blocked shots at 4.7 per game.

Can Golden State Live Up to the Hype at Home?

The Warriors are favored by 12.5 points at home today and have a season record of 22-11 as the favorite. In the Western Conference, they are in 10th place with a record of 28-26.

Golden State has won their last two games and covered the spread in both games. Against the Lakers, they won by a score of 128-110, covering the spread of -6. The O/U line for that game was 242.

On the season, the Warriors have an ATS record of 29-24, going 17-8 ATS on the road and 12-16 ATS at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +4.2 points per game, compared to -0.1 points per game at home.

This season, the Warriors have a record of 6-15 as the underdog and are 14-6 ATS in those games. As the favorite, they are 22-11 straight-up and 15-18 ATS. Their ATS win streak as the favorite is at two games.

Golden State’s O/U record for the season is 29-24-1, and 35 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 229.5. On average, their games have finished with 237.9 points.

When it comes to scoring at home, the Warriors are 10th in the league at 118.7 points per game. Overall, they are 6th in the NBA with an average of 119.9 points per game. So far, they have outscored the league average in 63% of their games this season.

Golden State’s offense is known for its three-point shooting, as they are 2nd in the NBA with 15.1 made threes per game. In terms of pace, the Warriors are 9th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game.

So far, the Warriors have made 47% of their field goals, which is 15th in the NBA. When it comes to two-point shooting, they are 17th in the league at 54%. In terms of free throw shooting, Golden State is 18th in the NBA with an average of 17.3 made free throws per game.

The Warriors’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 118.0 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.7% and 35.8% from three-point territory.