New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Hornets Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 21

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 21, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Hornets (29-31) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 233.5 points
  • Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSSE & BSNO

The New Orleans Pelicans visit Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EDT in Charlotte.

The Hornets are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Pelicans are 35-35 against the spread, while the Hornets are 39-30 against the spread.

The Pelicans vs Hornets Over/Under is 233.5 total points for the game.


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Pelicans vs. Hornets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
New Orleans Pelicans+5.5 -105O 233.5 -110200
Charlotte Hornets -5.5 -115U 233.5 -110-250

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

  • 35-35 against the Spread (-3.55 Units / -4.54% ROI)
  • 30-41 against the Moneyline (-0.05 Units / -0.06% ROI)
  • 30-41 against the Over for game total points (-15.05 Units / -19.28% ROI)
  • 41-30 against the Under for game total points (+8 Units / 10.24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 31 of their last 45 games (+15.63 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Team Total Over in 33 of their last 50 games (+13.07 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Moneyline in 13 of their last 25 away games (+12.40 Units / 42% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 23 of their last 35 away games (+11.97 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 24 of their last 35 away games (+11.81 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 18 of their last 52 games (-20.40 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 28 of their last 71 games (-17.95 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 28 of their last 69 games (-15.73 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 14 of their last 41 games (-15.41 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Game Total Over in 30 of their last 71 games (-15.05 Units / -19% ROI)

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

  • 39-30 against the Spread (+6 Units / 7.68% ROI)
  • 36-35 against the Moneyline (-4.95 Units / -4.43% ROI)
  • 35-35 against the Over for game total points (-3.5 Units / -4.48% ROI)
  • 35-35 against the Under for game total points (-3.5 Units / -4.48% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 2H Moneyline in 43 of their last 71 games (+15.16 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 23 of their last 31 games at home (+15.15 Units / 44% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 3Q Spread in 42 of their last 71 games (+11.19 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 15 of their last 21 games at home (+9.52 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 36 of their last 62 games (+9.45 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the Moneyline in 6 of their last 18 games at home (-18.75 Units / -49% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 8 of their last 33 games at home (-18.57 Units / -51% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 24 of their last 62 games (-15.79 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1Q Spread in 30 of their last 71 games (-13.76 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 11 of their last 33 games at home (-11.98 Units / -33% ROI)

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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

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

Injury Report: Hornets vs. PelicansMonday‘s Game, Mar. 21

  • Gordon Hayward (Hornets): Hayward is out indefinitely after undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.
  • 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.
  • 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): Ingram has a mild strain in his right hamstring and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
  • Devonte’ Graham (Pelicans): Graham did not play in Sunday’s (Mar. 20) game against Atlanta.

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 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 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

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


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