Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Pick 11/3/21

by | Nov 3, 2021 | nba

Charlotte Hornets (5-3 SU, 5-3-0 ATS) vs. Golden State Warriors (5-1 SU, 3-3-0 ATS)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 2021, 10:00 pm (ET)

Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA

TV: ESPN

Point Spread: CHA +6/GSW -6 (Opened at -6) Bet it at Bovada, home of live lines 100% of the game; not just during commercial breaks!

Total: O/U 226 (Opened at 226)

Money Line: CHA +205/GSW -250

Power Rating: GSW -6

Probable Starting Lineups

Charlotte Hornets: PG Lamelo Ball, SG Terry Rozier, SF Gordon Hayward, PF Miles Bridges, C Mason Plumlee

Golden State Warriors: PG Stephen Curry, SG Jordan Poole, SF Andrew Wiggins, PF Draymond Green, C Kevon Looney

Key Injuries

Charlotte Hornets: No injuries to report.

Golden State Warriors:C James Wiseman *Out* (Knee), Klay Thompson *Out*

Recent Form

The visiting Charlotte Hornets are 5-3 through their first eight games. Charlotte has had some notable wins over the Nets and Trail Blazers. The Hornets have been the hottest team offensively, averaging 117.5 PPG and shooting 46% from the field as a team. On the defensive side, they’ve struggled with the 3rd worst defensive rating in the NBA. Miles Bridges leads the team with 23.1 PPG. Lamelo Ball is close behind with 20.1 PPG.

The Golden State Warriors find themselves in the top echelon of the NBA through six games with a 5-1 record. The Warriors started the season 2-0, besting both LA teams. Their only loss on the year came to the Grizzlies in overtime. The Warriors offense is averaging 110.8 PPG, the 12 best mark in the NBA. As a defense, the Warriors have the 2nd best defensive rating only behind the Miami Heat. One area that the Warriors have struggled in is defending the perimeter, allowing 12.7 three-pointers a game.

No Lack of Scoring

Going into Wednesday night’s game, the Hornets and Warriors are two of the highest-scoring offenses in the league. Both teams average over 110 points a game, and the Hornets lead the NBA averaging 117.5 PPG. The success of these two offenses is due in part to their efficiency from beyond the arc. The Hornets and Warriors both sit in the top 5, averaging 14.6 and 15.2 threes per game, respectively. The Hornets duo of Miles Bridges and Lamelo Ball each stand five inches taller than Curry, which will allow them to take easier shots with the size advantage, as well as the fact that Curry is not a defensive player when it comes to contending and blocking shots. This is not to say Curry is going to struggle in Wednesday’s game, because as we all know, he creates his space with exceptional handles and having a light trigger finger the moment he crosses half-court. Coming off three days’ rest, the Warriors come out fresh and find the bottom of the basket with ease.

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Bouncing Back

The Hornets are off to an admirable 5-3 start to their 2021 campaign. Following Monday’s loss to the Cavaliers, the Hornets have consistently been able to bounce back. In their first two losses this year, Charlotte answered with a win. Of course, this is a small sample size on the year, but it’s a trend worth noting as the season continues. Teams that can avoid back-to-back losses throughout the season usually find themselves in the playoffs. Even if the Hornets fall short on Wednesday, there is a good chance it will be close in the end. In their last four games, the Hornets are 4-0 ATS following a loss. Given a 6-point spread in the game, if they are able to beat the spread, they will have a chance to steal an outright win as well.

The Historicals

Dating back to the 19-20 season, the Hornets have won the last 3 of 4 matchups. In all three games that the Hornets won, the Warriors were without Steph Curry due to illness or injury. The three games won by Charlotte were also low-scoring affairs where both teams either scored less than 100 points or barely broke 100. An interesting stat to note is that the all-time record between these teams is tied at 31-31. Wednesday’s winner will break that tiebreaker, at least for the time being.

How the Public is Betting the Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors

70% are betting the Warriors against the spread.

78% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 226.

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • The Warriors are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games.
  • The Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their previous eight home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • The Hornets are 4-0 ATS following a loss.
  • Over is 6-1 in the Hornets’ last seven games following an ATS loss.
  • Over is 4-1 in the Hornets’ last five games overall.
  • Over is 7-1 in the Warriors last eight games playing on three days or more rest.

Collin’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Hornets look to bounce back from a loss, and the Warriors look to stay hot coming off three days of rest. Given the stats that favor the Hornets ability to bounce back and the Warriors being a dominant team at home when playing off rest, the spread line doesn’t appeal to me. Looking at the O/U total of 226 and these offenses, I think we’ll see a high-scoring affair. Take over on the 226 point total. Bankroll running low? Instead of re-depositing and getting nothing (or a tiny reload bonus), consider doubling your bankroll with a GIANT 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $500 at GTBets Sportsbook! They have an awesome rewards program!