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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Hornets -5 -105 -115 221.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Hornets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Magic 122-112 CHA Yes Home -3.5 235.5 -225 180 Regular Season Yes Under
5/6/2021 Bulls 120-99 CHI No Home +7.5 220.5 333 -450 Regular Season No Under
5/4/2021 Pistons 102-99 CHA Yes Away -6.5 208.5 -350 280 Regular Season No Under
5/2/2021 Heat 121-111 MIA No Home +8.5 233.5 375 -500 Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Pistons 107-94 CHA Yes Home -17.5 206.5 -3000 1250 Regular Season No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 4-6 2-8-0 217.4 108 109.4 -4.2 33.6%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Pelicans Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 76ers 109-107 PHI No Away +16.5 237.5 1300 -3000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/4/2021 Warriors 108-103 NO No Home +5.5 225.5 290 -375 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Warriors 123-108 GS No Home +9.5 234.5 575 -900 Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Timberwolves 140-136 NO Yes Away -3.5 252.5 -200 165 Regular Season Yes Over
4/29/2021 Thunder 109-95 NO Yes Away -17.5 206.5 -5000 1350 Regular Season No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 7-3 5-5-0 230.3 117.6 112.7 +4 34.5%

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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