Pelicans vs Hornets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 8, 2021

The Charlotte Hornets (3-5) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (4-4) as underdogs after Gordon Hayward scored 44 points in the Hornets’ 102-94 victory over the Hawks. The matchup airs on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 8, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Hornets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 8

Nicolo Melli: Day To Day (Personal),
JJ Redick: Day To Day (Knee)

Cody Zeller: Out (Hand)

Pelicans and Hornets Records ATS

  • New Orleans is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 3-5
  • When favored by at least 6.5 points, the Pelicans are 0-1 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 3 of 8 games this season (37.5%).
  • Charlotte holds a losing record ATS this season with three wins and five losses ATS.
  • Six of Charlotte’s eight games (75%) this season haven’t covered the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Pelicans got a team-high 25 points from Brandon Ingram on the way to a 115-110 victory over Devonte’ Graham (24 points) and the Hornets in their most recent matchup on Saturday. The Pelicans were 2-point favorites in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams scored 225 total points to finish below the 231.5-point over/under.

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
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Scoring Trends

  • New Orleans’ games this year have gone over the point total for Friday’s matchup point total (217 points) in 700% of opportunities (56 out of eight matchups).
  • In Charlotte’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in four out of eight matchups (50%).
  • On average, the over/under in Pelicans games is 5.1 points fewer than the over/under of 217 points in this matchup.
  • A difference of 0.4 points separates this matchup’s over/under (217 points) and the average total points bet in Hornets’ games (216.6 points) this season.
  • The Pelicans have an average implied point total equal to their implied total in Friday’s game (112).
  • So far this season, New Orleans has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (112) 46 times.
  • The 115-point average implied total on the season for the Hornets is 10 more points than the team’s 105-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Charlotte has scored more than this game’s implied total of 105 points five times this season.
  • The Pelicans are at the 24th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (106.8 PPG), while the Hornets allow the 13th-fewest points per game (110) in the league.
  • The Pelicans have totaled only 13 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 1.7 per game), while the Hornets have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 27 total points, -3.4 per game).

Pelicans Leaders

  • The Pelicans points and assists leader is Ingram. He puts up 24.9 points per game and records 5.5 assists.
  • Ingram’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 2.4 points lower than his season average of 24.9.
  • Steven Adams paces New Orleans with 9.1 rebounds per game.
  • Adams’ rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 9.5 rebounds, 0.4 rebounds higher than his season average of 9.1.
  • Lonzo Ball hits 2.4 threes per game to lead the Pelicans.
  • Ball’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
  • Adams averages 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for New Orleans.
  • Adams’ blocks prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 0.8.

Hornets Leaders

  • Hayward owns the Hornets top spot in scoring with 21.9 points per game and also tacks on 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest.
  • Hayward’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 27.5, 4.4 less than his season average of 31.9.
  • The Charlotte leaders in rebounds and assists are Bismack Biyombo (7.3 rebounds per game) and Graham (6.3 assists per game).
  • Graham’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 27.5, 8.1 greater than his season average of 19.4.
  • Terry Rozier is tops from three-point range for the Hornets, hitting 3.4 threes per game.
  • Rozier’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 3.4.
  • LaMelo Ball is at the top of Charlotte’s steals hierarchy with 1.6 steals per game and Miles Bridges leads the squad in blocks with 1.5 per game.
  • LaMelo Ball’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.


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