Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 11

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 11, 2022, 11:28 AM
  • The Hornets (29-31) are -2.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 225.5 points
  • Friday, March 11, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSNO & BSSE

The Charlotte Hornets visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in New Orleans.

The Hornets are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -2.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Hornets are 35-30 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 32-33 against the spread.

The Hornets vs Pelicans Over/Under is 225.5 total points for the game.


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Hornets vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Charlotte Hornets-2.5 -110O 225.5 -110-150
New Orleans Pelicans +2.5 -110U 225.5 -110125

Against the spread this NBA season, the Hornets have gone:

  • 35-30 against the Spread (+2 Units / 2.71% ROI)
  • 32-35 against the Moneyline (-8.95 Units / -8.8% ROI)
  • 32-34 against the Over for game total points (-5.4 Units / -7.33% ROI)
  • 34-32 against the Under for game total points (-1.2 Units / -1.63% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 2H Moneyline in 39 of their last 67 games (+11.16 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 2Q Spread in 19 of their last 27 away games (+10.20 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the Game Total Under in 23 of their last 35 games (+9.80 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 23 of their last 36 games (+9.69 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 1H Moneyline in 15 of their last 26 away games (+8.19 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1Q Spread in 28 of their last 67 games (-13.56 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 23 of their last 58 games (-13.49 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 12 of their last 36 games (-13.36 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the Game Total Over in 12 of their last 35 games (-13.30 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the Team Total Under in 9 of their last 27 away games (-11.17 Units / -36% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 32-33 against the Spread (-4.35 Units / -5.99% ROI)
  • 27-39 against the Moneyline (-1.85 Units / -2.23% ROI)
  • 27-39 against the Over for game total points (-15.85 Units / -21.85% ROI)
  • 39-27 against the Under for game total points (+9.3 Units / 12.8% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 28 of their last 40 games (+14.83 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 26 of their last 38 games (+13.84 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 40 of their last 66 games (+12.57 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 39 of their last 64 games (+12.46 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 24 of their last 36 games (+10.70 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 25 of their last 66 games (-18.75 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 24 of their last 64 games (-18.63 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 11 of their last 38 games (-17.63 Units / -42% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Game Total Over in 27 of their last 66 games (-15.85 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Spread in 19 of their last 50 games (-14.83 Units / -27% ROI)

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Charlotte Hornets: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Hornets are 8-18 (.308) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Charlotte Hornets

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Hornets - Friday's Game, Mar. 11

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • CJ McCollum (Pelicans): The Pelicans have listed McCollum as OUT for Fridays game (Mar. 11) against the Hornets.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): The Pelicans have listed Ingram as OUT for Fridays game (Mar. 11) against the Hornets.
  • Jalen McDaniels (Hornets): The Hornets have listed McDaniels as PROBABLE for Friday's game (Mar. 11) against the Pelicans.
  • James Bouknight (Hornets): The Hornets have listed Bouknight as OUT for Friday's game (Mar. 11) against the Pelicans.
  • Gordon Hayward (Hornets): Hayward is out indefinitely after undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.

Charlotte Hornets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,206 assists/ 555 TOs) this season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Hornets have a 21% free throw rate (1,023 free throw attempts/4,763 field goal attempts) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Hornets have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (582 assists/ 265 TOs) in the second half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.7

The Hornets have averaged 0.54 points per possession (2,493 points/4,780 possessions) in the second half this season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.51

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Charlotte Hornets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have averaged 32.8 defensive rebounds per game (1,477 rebounds/45 games) this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Hornets have blocked 225 shots this season — tied for 9th most among NBA teams

The Hornets have 397 steals this season — 3rd most among NBA teams

The Hornets stole the ball 565 times last season — 10th most among NBA teams

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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