The league’s top scoring team will be a 5-point favorite on the road at Spectrum Center, when the Golden State Warriors (19-6) go head-to-head against the Charlotte Hornets (9-13). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 219.5 points and it will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets Betting Odds
Both teams beat their last opponent. The Hornets defeated the Orlando Magic 104-94, while the Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-115.
Golden State played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.218 (above their season average of 0.197) and a turnover percentage of 13.9 (better than their season average of 14.4). For those same stats, New Orleans recorded marks of 0.099 and 17.7, respectively. Charlotte, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.393 (above their season average of 0.246) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.9 (above their season average of 22.4). For those same stats, Orlando recorded marks of 0.146 and 10.9, respectively. Charlotte’s Kemba Walker played well, finishing with 29 points and seven assists. Stephen Curry, meanwhile played a key role for Golden State with 31 points, 11 assists and five rebounds.
Charlotte might have trouble finding the bottom of the net as they clash against one of the NBA’s best defenses. Golden State currently ranks seventh in defensive efficiency, while the Hornets rank 20th in offensive efficiency.
Warriors games have typically gone over the O/U total (60.0 percent). Golden State holds records of 19-6 straight up (SU) and 12-13 against the spread (ATS).
Vegas is exceedingly accurate when setting the O/U total of Hornets games, with an even split between overs and unders. Additionally, Charlotte owns records of 9-13 SU and 10-11-1 ATS.
Draymond Green has been superb recently for Golden State, averaging 10.2 points, 8.8 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals over the last five games.
The Warriors dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent contest, Golden State won 126-111. The Warriors’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Hornets. Golden State had a rate of 18.8, while Charlotte posted a mark of 13.6. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Warriors, ATS Winner – Warriors, O/U – Under
The Hornets rank second in rebounds per game (46.9) while the Warriors rank 10th (44.8).
Charlotte ranks second in fast break points allowed per game (7.5) while Golden State ranks 29th (14.3).
The Hornets rank second in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.7) while the Warriors rank 24th (18.9).
Charlotte ranks second in second chance points allowed per game (10.2) while Golden State ranks 24th (13.3).
Golden State ranks first in blocks per game (8.3) while Charlotte ranks 18th (4.5).
The Warriors rank first in assists per game (31.1) while the Hornets rank 26th (20.4).
The Warriors rank eighth in three pointers attempted per game (31.5) while the Hornets rank 28th in three pointers allowed per game (32.0).
Charlotte averages 42.8 points in the paint per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA. Golden State ranks 23rd in points allowed in the paint per game (46.2).
Charlotte ranks fifth in steals allowed per game (7.0) while Golden State ranks 29th (9.0).
Golden State and Charlotte are both 5-1 when they hold opponents below 100 points.
When reaching the century mark, the Warriors are 18-4 and the Hornets are 9-6.
Golden State is 7-7 ATS on the road, while Charlotte is 8-3 ATS at home.
The Warriors have 9 overs and 5 unders in 14 road games.
The Hornets have 6 unders and 5 overs in 11 home games.
The Warriors are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Hornets are 2-3.
In their last five games, Golden State has 4 overs and 1 under, while Charlotte has 3 unders, 1 over and 1 push.
During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 122.8 points per game (4.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 111.0 points per game (3.8 above their season average).
The Hornets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.8, up from 1.0 for the season.