The three previous trips to New Orleans ended in wins for Charlotte. Will the Hornets beat the Pelicans again this time?
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans finally picked up two wins in a row, something that hadn’t happened to the team since early February. In contrast, New Orleans only faced Western Conference underdogs San Antonio (119:84) and Houston (117:107). Moreover, the squad had previously lost to the Rockets (112:114). Overall, the Pelicans have been struggling to win lately, dropping them out of the Western Conference playoff spot and leaving them unable to return. New Orleans stayed firmly in the top six of the Western Conference not so long ago.
The Hornets haven’t been winning much lately, but unlike the Pelicans, they gave up on the road long ago. And, likely, the team is nowhere to go from 14th place in the Eastern Conference. Last-place Detroit is seven wins behind Charlotte. And the Hornets are seven wins ahead of 13th-ranked Orlando.
In their previous game, Charlotte handled Indiana at home, snapping their streak of four straight losses. With 115:109, Kelly Ubre scored 28 points; Terry Rozier scored 23, and Gordon Hayward had 22 points.
Tips of the Game
The Hornets have played well in New Orleans in recent years but are unlikely to be successful in this upcoming game. The Pelicans, unlike their opponent, are still in the race for the playoffs and have won six of their last ten home games. While Charlotte has only three wins in their last ten road games. We’re betting on New Orleans to win here, and we’re also expecting a low-scoring game. Charlotte’s stats on the total offered for this meeting are given above, and the Pelicans have 11 low-scoring games out of their last 17.