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Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Predictions, Odds, Picks

Nov. 3, 2021
Eytan Shander
VI Betting Expert
VegasInsider.com

Two of the most prolific point guards in the NBA – granted nearly ten years apart in age – battle it out Wednesday night in San Francisco. The Warriors host the Hornets as Steph Curry welcomes in LaMelo Ball for a 10:00 p.m. ET tip-off on ESPN.

Score Prediction

Warriors 120, Hornets 118

Best Bets

Hornets +6

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Predictions

Ball is picking right up from last year’s dominant rookie campaign, as the Hornets are off to a 5-3 start. He’s getting help from Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward, but the offense clearly flows through Charlotte’s young star at the point. They seem to have a knack playing better on the road, covering more spreads at 3-1 ATS on the road. They are 5-3 ATS overall.

The Warriors lone loss was at home, so there’s a good pathway to Charlotte playing Golden State close enough to cover the six points. Terry Rozier played two straight games after missing all but one game due to injury. Charlotte is the second-best efficient offense in the NBA, and they score a lot of points – 1 st in the league in PPG.

Expect the Hornets to keep this thing close, even take the lead at times but ultimately fall. The Warriors are led by – who else – Curry doing everything. The Warriors did get good news in that injured center James Wiseman was cleared to return to practice, but until then it’s the Steph show.

Golden State holds the top spot in the Pacific division, a testament to a team playing without Wiseman and Thompson. They also score, but they run at an incredible clip – 4th in the NBA in pacing. They are playing great defense, holding opponents to just 103 PPG. That will be the difference as Charlotte won’t be able to fully extend their offense.

We know the Warriors for their high-profile MVP candidate in Curry, but their defense has been a huge reason why they sit atop their division. They come off a 103-82 suffocation of the Thunder with four of five starters in double-figures. In fact, The Warriors held opponents under 100 points in two of their last three games.

They are good enough here to slow Charlotte’s scoring without slowing down the pace of the game. Draymond Green will be up on Bridges for most of the time, and both Jordon Poole and Damion Lee helping on Ball. Wiggins will also play a key role in both defending Bridges and pacing the offense.

The Hornets come into this game hoping to erase the feeling of an awful home-loss to the Cavs. Hayward was held to just six points, as Cleveland escaped with a three-point victory. Nobody shot the ball well across the board, something that simply can’t happen against the Warriors or GS will run them out of the gym.

It’s been a rough stretch for Charlotte – losing three of their last five games. They are averaging 112.6 PPG in those three losses, showing they have the potential to climb back in this game if down early.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds

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  • Hornets +205
  • Warriors -255
  • Hornets +6.5 (-115)
  • Warriors -6.5 (-105)
  • Over 226 (-115)
  • Under 226 (-105)

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Southeast vs. Pacific
  • Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Venue: Chase Center
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 10:00 p.m. ET



Charlotte Hornets Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 5-3
  • ATS: 5-3
  • O/U: 6-2

Bridges will look to bounce back from a mediocre night against Cleveland, as he leads the team in scoring and is second in rebounding. Sitting at 23.1 PPG and 7.9 RPG, Bridges also adds 3.4 APG. Ball is the leading distributor at 6.1 but two other guys are each averaging 4 APG – Hayward and Ish Smith.

Hayward himself is scoring 16.6 PPG, with Kelly Oubre Jr. behind him at 14.5. Granted he’s missed time, but Rozier is putting up 14.3 PPG. PJ Washington is the last Hornet averaging double-figures with 10.3 PPG.

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 5-1
  • ATS: 3-3
  • O/U: 1-5

Curry is dominating with 28.7 PPG, 7.5 RPG, and 6.5 APG all while shooting 42% from the floor. Wiggins is behind him at 16.2 PPG and 4.5 RPG. Both Lee and Poole have stepped up in Thompson’s absence, each at 14 PPG on the season.

Green is averaging 9.3 PPG, 8.7 APG, and 7 APG while shooting 59%. He’s a triple-double waiting to happen but has stepped up the entire team’s defensive presence.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Head-to-Head

The first matchup between these two teams will be Wednesday night in San Francisco. The Hornets score 117.5 PPG as a team, while the Warriors are just under 111 PPG on the year.

Key Players to Watch

  • CHA: LaMelo Ball - PG (20.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 6.1 apg)
  • CHA: Miles Bridges - SF (23.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.4 apg)
  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (28.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 6.5 apg)
  • GSW: Andrew Wiggins - SF (16.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg)

Injuries

  • GSW: James Wiseman - C (Out)

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Conclusion

The Hornets are far better on the road than at home at least covering the spread. Golden State has played to the under all three times at home this year, which should help them win the game.

They will have a problem covering unless they can put Charlotte out early, but we’ve seen the Hornets consistently put up over 100 points in losses. The game should go over the 226 total as both teams like to push the ball, as Golden State will gladly entertain a faster game.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Trends

  • Charlotte has covered the spread in three of its last four road games.
  • Charlotte has gone OVER the point total in six of its last eight games.
  • Golden State has gone UNDER the point total in five of its last six games.
  • Golden State has won five of its last six games.


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