New Orleans Hornets vs. Golden St. Warriors
The Golden State Warriors hope a visit to the Big Easy to face the Hornets will snap their four game losing streak. The Hornets are -2 point favorites over the Warriors with an over/under point total set at 188.
Destined to finish last in the ever tough Western Conference this season, the Hornets are coming off one of their better performances on the season, coming from behind to take down the New Jersey Nets 102-94 on Saturday night. Tied for the third fewest victories this season, New Orleans have surprising played much better on the road than at home, so it’s wasn’t surprising to see them pick up the win away from the Big Easy.
With Monta Ellis gone, Stephen Curry’s constant injury worries and a four game losing streak next to their name, fans are starting to get a little restless in the Bay Area. Although they haven’t been disgraced, fans showed their displeasure with the team and their trading away of Ellis by booing new owner Joe Lacob at halftime of their 97-93 loss to the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Head to head, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans, while the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The Hornets are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest, but just 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 home games. The Warriors on the other hand are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, but just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Both New Orleans and New Jersey have two things in common. For one, they both aren’t very good, which isn’t anything new. Two, they are the only two teams in the league who are actually better on the road than they are at home. The Hornets have only won four of a possible 23 games at New Orleans Arena, while also only covering in seven of the last 27 at home. Like I said, the Warriors haven’t been disgraced, losing a couple of real close games lately. Given how desperate they will be for a win, and the fact that the Hornets stink at home makes this one of, if not, the strongest play of the day.
Golden St. Warriors +2 New Orleans Hornets