Written and authored by National Basketball Association Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Wednesday Night January 7, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST.
The (17-17) New Orleans Pelicans of the Western Conference Southwest Division makes the trip from the Big Easy to the Queen City. New Orleans will play the (12-24) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. This Sports Handicapper believes the New Orleans Pelicans are one of the up and coming teams in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets off-season signing of Lance Stephenson is a disaster, and they must unload him. The betting line Charlotte as a four-point home underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is 195 for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2015 New Orleans Pelicans are playing .500 basketball. The Pelicans beat Houston at home 111-83 on January 2nd and lost in the Crescent City to Washington 95-82 on the 5th. New Orleans will come home to face Memphis on the ninth before traveling to Boston on January 12th. New Orleans plays in the toughest Division in the NBA, but they have one of the brightest stars in all of basketball. Center Anthony Davis can score, defend, block shots and get rebounds. New Orleans is 4-0 their last four Against The Spread following an ATS loss. New Orleans is 3-1-1 Against The Point Spread their last five on Tabacco road. New Orleans is 4-1 their last five NBA Expert Betting Predictions on the road going over the betting odds total once and staying under four times. This matchup features the former Charlotte Hornets now the New Orleans franchise. The key to a Pelican’s win is to play tough in the paint, where Davis will dominate.
The 2015 Charlotte Hornets are on a two-game win streak, beating Orlando on the road 98-90 and at Boston on January 5th by nine points. Charlotte is without two of their mainstays, Al Jefferson, and Stephenson aren’t expected back until late January. Charlotte has done a very good job on the defensive end, holding their last three opponents under 100-points. Charlotte is 4-1 Against The Point Spread their last 5 following a Point Spread win. The betting odds over is 4-1the last five time the teams have met. Charlotte is 2-3 Against The Spread their last five at home, going over the betting odds total once and staying under four times. The key to a Charlotte win is focus on defense that is where the Hornets have the most success. Point guard Kimba Walker put in 33-points Monday Night in Boston and is capable of a scoring outburst each night.
Free Pick: New Orleans-4.