Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 9, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 4:05 PM

The Charlotte Hornets (33-34) hit the court against the New Orleans Pelicans (30-37) as 5-point favorites on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The matchup has an over/under set at 221.5 points.

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Hornets vs Pelicans Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Hornets-5-105-115221.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Charlotte's games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup over/under (221.5 points) in 43.3% of opportunities (29 out of 67 matchups).
  • 47 New Orleans games this year (70.1% of its matchups) ended with a final total higher than Sunday's point total of 221.5 points.
  • The Hornets average 109.7 points per game against the Pelicans' 115, totaling 3.2 points over the game's over/under of 221.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 225.8 points per game, 4.3 more than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Hornets games is 0.7 points fewer than the over/under of 221.5 points in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 8.2 points fewer than the average over/under in Pelicans' games this season (229.7 points).

Hornets Betting Data

  • Charlotte has a 34-31 record against the spread this season.
  • The Hornets have not fared well as a 5-point favorite, going 2-3 against the spread when favored by at least 5 points.
  • Charlotte has hit the over less than half of the time, in 26 of 65 games (40%).

Hornets Key Players

  • Terry Rozier leads the Hornets scoring 20.3 points per game.
  • Cody Zeller paces Charlotte with 6.7 rebounds a game and LaMelo Ball leads the squad with 6.2 assists per contest.
  • Rozier is the top three-point shooter for the Hornets, knocking down 3.3 per game.
  • Ball leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. P.J. Washington collects 1.3 blocks an outing to pace Charlotte.

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Hornets Last 10 Games

Hornets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHornets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Magic122-112 CHAYesHome-3.5235.5-225180Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Bulls120-99 CHINoHome+7.5220.5333-450Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/4/2021Pistons102-99 CHAYesAway-6.5208.5-350280Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/2/2021Heat121-111 MIANoHome+8.5233.5375-500Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Pistons107-94 CHAYesHome-17.5206.5-30001250Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-54-62-8-0217.4108109.4-4.233.6%

Hornets Injuries

Hornets:Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),Cody Martin: Out (Ankle),Devonte' Graham: Day To Day (Knee),Miles Bridges: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans has a losing record against the spread, going 31-35 ATS (covering just 47.0% of the time).
  • When they are at least 5-point underdogs, the Pelicans have a record ATS of 8-12.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year -- 39 of 66 (59.1%).

Pelicans Key Players

  • Zion Williamson racks up 27.0 points per game and is the top scorer for the Pelicans.
  • The New Orleans leaders in rebounding and assists are Steven Adams with 8.9 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.6 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Lonzo Ball with 5.8 assists per game (he also tacks on 14.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game).
  • Lonzo Ball knocks down 3.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pelicans.
  • New Orleans' leader in steals is Lonzo Ball with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is James Johnson with 0.9 per game.

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Pelicans Last 10 Games

Pelicans Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPelicans MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/202176ers109-107 PHINoAway+16.5237.51300-3000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/4/2021Warriors108-103 NONoHome+5.5225.5290-375Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/3/2021Warriors123-108 GSNoHome+9.5234.5575-900Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Timberwolves140-136 NOYesAway-3.5252.5-200165Regular SeasonYesOver
4/29/2021Thunder109-95 NOYesAway-17.5206.5-50001350Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-57-35-5-0230.3117.6112.7+434.5%

Pelicans Injuries

Pelicans:Steven Adams: Day To Day (Toe),Zion Williamson: Out (Finger),Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Day To Day (Ankle),Brandon Ingram: Day To Day (Ankle),Josh Hart: Out (Thumb)

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