New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets: 1/8/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

A game after he put up 44 points in a 102-94 win over the Hawks, Gordon Hayward leads the Charlotte Hornets (3-5) on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans (4-4) as 6-point underdogs. The matchup, which airs on ESPN, tips off at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 217 points.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Hornets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -6 -110 -110 217 -110 -110
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Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, New Orleans has a 7-3 record against Charlotte. The Pelicans also have a 1-0 advantage against the spread when playing the Hornets.

Pelicans vs Hornets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/9/2019 Pelicans Hornets -2 231.5 -128 107 Regular Season 115-110 NO
4/3/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 115-109 CHA
12/2/2018 Hornets Regular Season 119-109 NO
3/13/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 119-115 NO
1/24/2018 Hornets Regular Season 101-96 NO
3/11/2017 Hornets Regular Season 125-122 NO
11/19/2016 Pelicans Regular Season 121-116 NO
3/9/2016 Hornets Regular Season 122-113 CHA
1/15/2016 Pelicans Regular Season 109-107 NO
1/7/2015 Hornets Regular Season 98-94 CHA

Pelicans Betting Information

  • New Orleans has struggled against the spread, going 3-5 on the year.
  • The Pelicans have posted an even record of 1-1 against the spread when the spread is -6 or higher.
  • New Orleans has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 3 times in 8 contests (37.5%).
Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

Hornets Betting Information

  • Charlotte has a losing record against the spread, going 3-5 ATS (covering only 37.5% of the time).
  • Charlotte has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 25% of matchups this season (2 out of 8 contests).
Bet on the Charlotte Hornets to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Pelicans and their opponents have combined for 217 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 56 of eight games (700%) this year.
  • Charlotte and its opponents have combined to score more than 217 points in 50% of their games this year (four of eight chances).
  • These teams average a combined 213.4 points per game, 3.6 less points than the total of 217 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 215.1 points per game, 1.9 less than the over/under in this game.
  • The Pelicans’ average point total in matchups this season is 211.9, 5.1 points less than the total in this game.
  • The average over/under for Hornets games this year is 0.4 less points than the point total of 217 for this outing.
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Pelicans Leaders

  • Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in points and assists. He scores 24.9 points per game while tacking on 5.5 assists.
  • New Orleans is led in rebounds by Steven Adams’ 9.1 per game.
  • The Pelicans are led by Lonzo Ball from long distance. He connects on 2.4 shots from deep per game.
  • Adams leads New Orleans in both blocks and steals, averaging 0.8 blocks and 1.6 steals per game.

Hornets Leaders

  • Hayward outpaced his teammates on the Hornets scoring front by putting up 21.9 points per game. He adds 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game this season.
  • When it comes to Charlotte leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Bismack Biyombo with 7.3 rebounds per game and Devonte’ Graham with 6.3 assists per game.
  • Terry Rozier is tops from three-point range for the Hornets, knocking down 3.4 threes per game.
  • Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.6 per game and Miles Bridges is first in blocks with 1.5 per game.
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