|TEAM STATS||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|W / OT122-120|
|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.
|7||Bacon, Dwayne||SG||6-6||221||08/30/1995||2||Florida State|
|5||Batum, Nicolas||SF||6-9||200||12/14/1988||11||No College|
|8||Biyombo, Bismack||C||6-8||255||08/28/1992||8||No College|
|0||Bridges, Miles||SF||6-6||225||03/21/1998||1||Michigan State|
|22||Franks, Robert||SF||6-9||225||11/30/1996||0||Washington State|
|9||Hernangomez, Willy||C||6-11||240||05/27/1994||3||No College|
|10||Martin, Caleb||SF||6-5||205||09/28/1995||0||North Carolina State; Nevada|
|11||Martin, Cody||SF||6-5||205||09/28/1995||0||North Carolina State; Nevada|
|6||McDaniels, Jalen||PF||6-10||205||01/31/1998||0||San Diego State|
|2||Williams, Marvin||PF||6-8||237||06/19/1986||14||North Carolina|