The New Orleans Pelicans will play the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday looking to win their third straight game as they aim to qualify for the Western Conference Play-in Tournament with the season coming to an end. The Pelicans are 11-17 against teams from the Eastern Conference, and they are tied for 11th place in the West with the Los Angeles Lakers. Charlotte defeated Indiana 115-109 on Monday, while New Orleans defeated San Antonio 119-84 on Tuesday.
Two of Charlotte’s previous three encounters with the Pelicans have ended in victories. The shooting guard Terry Rozier has been on fire lately, scoring 20 points or more in six of the last seven games and averaging 21.2 points per game over the past ten games. In his most recent game, a victory over Indiana on Monday, Rozier came close to recording a double-double. He scored 23 points and dished out nine assists in that contest.
Kelly Oubre Jr., a shooting guard, also aids Charlotte’s power. He had 28 points, four steals, and three rebounds in the victory over Indiana on Monday. On March 14, Oubre scored 28 points in a defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers of 120-104. The longest streak of his career, he scored in double figures in each of the season’s first 34 games. He has made 39 starts out of 47 games and is averaging 20.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.1 assists per game.
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For the Pelicans, Forward Brandon Ingram has played well of late, and is coming off a 32-point, seven-assist and four-rebound performance in Tuesday’s win over San Antonio. On Friday in Houston, he scored 31 points, had six assists, and four rebounds. On Sunday in Houston, he scored 26 points, had nine assists, and had two rebounds.
CJ McCollum, a shooting guard, has scored in double figures in 59 games, including 38 with 20 or more points and eight with 30 or more. This season, he has led the Pelicans in both scoring (23 times) and assists (39 times). He scored 26 points while pulling down six rebounds and dishing out five assists in Sunday’s 117-107 victory at Houston. In addition, he made two steals and two shot blocks. He has made 65 starts this season, averaging 21 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.5 rebounds.
Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans Game Information
- Date: 03/23/2023
- Time: 08:10 PM ET
- Location: Smoothie King Center.
- How to Watch Hornets vs Pelicans: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hornets vs Pelicans Betting Lines
Pelicans are –350 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $28.57. On the other side, Hornets are +280 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $280.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Pelicans at a 77.78% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hornets have 26.32% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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