Charlotte
Hornets
Stadium Spectrum Center
15-31 Overall | EASTERN 12th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division103.3110.6
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  1/2
@
Cleveland
W109-106
Sat  1/4
@
Dallas
W / OT123-120
Mon  1/6
vs
Indiana
L104-115
Wed  1/8
vs
Toronto
L / OT110-112
Fri  1/10
@
Utah
L92-109
Sun  1/12
@
Phoenix
L92-100
Mon  1/13
@
Portland
L112-115
Wed  1/15
@
Denver
L86-100
Mon  1/20
vs
Orlando
L83-106
Fri  1/24
vs
Milwaukee
L103-116
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Hornets are not contenders to win the championship at 1000/1, 0.1%. They are one of 8 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the East either at 400/1, 0.2%. The Hornets are averaging 27 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 23 games. At +1500 the Hornets are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0.4% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 49% of their games last season so their 39-43 met expectations. They were not good against the spread going 39-41-2 (-610 loss). They went over 44 times and came in under 36 times. Their next game vs the Bulls should be close. The Hornets are winning 51 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 55.3% (#19 in League). They average 110.7 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 111.3. On the road they average 108.3 (109.5 expected), and at home 113.1 ppg (113.1 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 57.2 true FG% (#25 in League). They allow 111.8 pts per game vs an expected value of 111.5. They are allowing 114.2 (113.1 expected) on the road, and at home 109.5 ppg (109.9 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 1.8 per game (#23 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.2 per game (#10 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Terry Rozier who is projected to be the #23 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
7 Bacon, Dwayne SG6-622108/30/19952Florida State
5 Batum, Nicolas SF6-923012/14/198811No College
8 Biyombo, Bismack C6-825508/28/19928No College
0 Bridges, Miles SF6-622503/21/19981Michigan State
4 Graham, Devonte' PG6-119502/22/19951Kansas
9 Hernangomez, Willy C6-1125005/27/19943No College
14 Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael SF6-623209/26/19937Kentucky
10 Martin, Caleb SF6-520509/28/19950North Carolina State; Nevada
11 Martin, Cody SF6-520509/28/19950North Carolina State; Nevada
6 McDaniels, Jalen PF6-1020501/31/19980San Diego State
1 Monk, Malik SG6-320002/04/19982Kentucky
3 Rozier, Terry PG6-119003/17/19944Louisville
23 Simmons, Kobi PG6-518007/04/19972Arizona
26 Spalding, Ray PF6-1021503/11/19971Louisville
25 Washington, P.J. PF6-723008/23/19980Kentucky
2 Williams, Marvin PF6-823706/19/198614North Carolina
40 Zeller, Cody C7-024010/05/19926Indiana