NBA Best Bet for Friday: Riding the Road Hornets

Matt McCuen is here to share his favorite play on the slate for Friday. Tonight, he's all over the Charlotte Hornets.
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NBA Best Bet for Friday: Riding the Road Hornets

I am back with my best NBA bet for the night as these have been on a wild run. We are 10-2 over the last two weeks on these bets, and I am excited to improve to 11-2 tonight. The Warriors came thru for us last night with a big come from behind win. The play I am looking at tonight will concern a pair of teams who have had the definition of an up and down season.

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Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction

The Pelicans will play host to the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets staters the season as one of the best teams across the NBA but since have struggled to find any momentum. The Hornets are one of the worst teams in all of the NBA on the defensive end, and that has made it difficult for them to find a flow during their season.

The saving grace of their season has been the offensive efficiency of this team and the volume that they can score with. The star this season has been guard Lamelo Ball, who landed himself the rights to his first career all-star game. Miles Bridges has also been outstanding for the Hornets and put his name firmly in position for most improved player.

The Pelicans started the season ice cold and looked like one of the worst teams in the NBA but have since been on a nice run once they acquired all-star guard CJ McCollum. They have really found some nice flow on offense since the arrival of CJ.

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They are playing with confidence at the moment, but their two stars, CJ Mccollum and Brandon Ingram are not expected to be able to go in this game. The absence of their two stars should play a factor in this game tonight. The Hornets enter play as a short favorite and will look to take advantage of this tonight. 

I will be backing the road team in the Charlotte Hornets tonight. I love the line we are getting here as I have this thing closer to -200 tonight. The Pelicans do not have enough offense tonight without Ingram and Mccollum to keep pace with the Hornet's offense. I think this pelicans team will struggle to obtain any type of offensive flow without their stars.

I am not sure who they will turn to that can provide them enough points in this game. The offense for the Hornets should flow easily and make this a tough game for the Pelicans to keep up with in terms of pace. I think that we see this game turn into a track meet tonight, and that should be good news for this Hornets team. The Hornets appear to be healthy and ready to go for tonight’s game. Let’s keep this momentum up and stay red hot on the hardwood tonight! 

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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