Charlotte
Hornets
Stadium Spectrum Center
39-43 Overall | EASTERN 9th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division110.7111.8
Schedule
Preseason
Sun  10/6
@
Boston
6:00pm
Wed  10/9
vs
Miami
7:30pm
Fri  10/11
vs
Philadelphia
7:30pm
Mon  10/14
@
Memphis
8:00pm
Wed  10/16
vs
Detroit
7:00pm
Regular season
Wed  10/23
vs
Chicago
7:00pm
Fri  10/25
vs
Minnesota
7:00pm
Sun  10/27
@
Los Angeles
9:30pm
Mon  10/28
@
Los Angeles
NBAt10:30pm
Wed  10/30
@
Sacramento
10:00pm
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 do not win the championship in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the East either at 400/1, 0.2%. The Hornets are averaging 26.7 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 0.2% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #13 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. Based on computer simulations they only have a 43% chance to beat the Bulls in their next game. 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 #22 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.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
7 Bacon, Dwayne SG6-722108/30/19952Florida State
5 Batum, Nicolas SF6-820012/14/198811No College
8 Biyombo, Bismack C6-925508/28/19928No College
0 Bridges, Miles SF6-722503/21/19981Michigan State
--- Chealey, Joe PG6-319011/01/19951Charleston (SC)
--- Franks, Robert SF6-922511/30/19960Washington State
4 Graham, Devonte' PG6-218502/22/19951Kansas
41 Hernangomez, Willy C6-1124005/27/19943No College
--- Hill, Ahmed G6-520503/21/19960Virginia Tech
14 Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael SF6-723209/26/19937Kentucky
--- Martin, Caleb SF6-720509/28/19950North Carolina State; Nevada
--- Martin, Cody SF6-720509/28/19950North Carolina State; Nevada
--- McDaniels, Jalen PF6-1019201/31/19980San Diego State
1 Monk, Malik SG6-320002/04/19982Kentucky
--- Perkins, Josh G6-319008/25/19950Gonzaga
--- Rozier, Terry PG6-119003/17/19944Louisville
--- Washington, P.J. PF6-723608/23/19980Kentucky
--- Welsh, Thomas C7-025502/03/19961UCLA
2 Williams, Marvin PF6-923706/19/198614North Carolina
40 Zeller, Cody C7-024010/05/19926Indiana