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Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans,
3-13-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#533 Charlotte
Hornets 230
#534 New Orleans
Pelicans -5

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:05pm

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Game Stats

Charlotte Hornets

29 - 38

26-37
ATS
34-32
O/U
106
PPG
107
OPPG

New Orleans Pelicans

38 - 28

36-30
ATS
41-25
O/U
112
PPG
111
OPPG

Charlotte Hornets (29-38 SU, 27-36 ATS)

New Orleans Pelicans (38-28 SU, 35-30 ATS)

Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

When: Tuesday, March 13, 8 PM ET.

The Charlotte Hornets will be trying to give New Orleans their third consecutive loss when they take on the Pelicans on Tuesday night.

Hornets Looking For Second Straight Win

The Hornets were able to snap a five-game losing streak in their last game, defeating the Phoenix Suns 122-115. Now, they will be trying to build on the win and get their second consecutive win when they take on the Pelicans.

In their last game, the Hornets allowed the Suns to shoot 50 percent from the field and 56 percent from three point range.

Troy Daniels led the way for Phoenix with 17 points and four rebounds. Davon Reed finished with 16 points and six rebounds, while Jared Dudley added 10 points and five rebounds for the Suns, who finished the game with seven players scoring in double figures.

Offensively, the Hornets shot 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from three point range.

Dwight Howard led the way for Charlotte with 30 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Nicolas Batum finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, while Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and four rebounds for the Hornets, who finished the game with five players scoring in double figures.

Pelicans Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

The Pelicans were one of the hottest teams in the league over the past couple of weeks and won 10 consecutive games during their streak. However, the streak ended after Anthony Davis was forced to miss their game against the Washington Wizards due to an injury.

Davis was back in the lineup on Sunday but the team fell to the Utah Jazz. Now, they will be trying to break their losing streak when they host the Hornets.

In their game against the Jazz, the Pelicans held Utah to 41 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent from three point range.

Ricky Rubio led the way for the Jazz with 30 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Donovan Mitchell finished with 27 points and four assists, while Rudy Gobert added 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, who finished the game with four players scoring in double figures. Offensively, the Pelicans shot 44 percent from the field and 28 percent from three point range.

Anthony Davis led the way for New Orleans with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks. Jrue Holiday finished with 18 points, six rebounds and 10 assists, while Emeka Okafor added 11 points and six rebounds for the Hornets, who finished the game with six players scoring in double figures.

Trends

Charlotte is:

  • 0-8 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference.
  •  0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
  • 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

New Orleans is:

  • 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
  • 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.

The Hornets have struggled against the spread in their last 10 games, particularly against the Western Conference. The Pelicans, on the other hand, have been nearly perfect against the spread in their last 10 games.

Pick: New Orleans

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