The Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets are due to tip off Wednesday night in a National Basketball Association tilt. The Golden State Warriors are the defending NBA Champions, and have started the 2017 – 2018 season with a 19-6 record. That is second in the Western Conference, 1/2 game behind the Houston Rockets. The Warriors are 11-3 on the road this season.
For the Charlotte Hornets, they are 9-13 on the season, and 11th in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets have been pretty good at home, with 8 wins in 11 games. Charlotte is coming off a win over the Orlando Magic, which snapped their four game losing streak. The Golden State Warriors are -5 over the Charlotte Hornets in this game on Wednesday night.
Kemba Walker missed back to back games with a shoulder injury, but then returned on Monday and scored 29 points and dished out 7 assists in the win. Dwight Howard has had a pretty nice season for the Hornets, as he is scoring 15.1 points per game, and also ripping down 12.4 rebounds per game. The Hornets as a team are scoring 105.4 points per game, which is 15th in the league.
The Hornets are in third place in the Southeast Division, as they trail the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat, but are ahead of the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets are looking to get back over .500, as they won just 36 games a season ago.
Warriors Without Curry
NBA sources reported on Tuesday that the Golden State Warriors would be without point guard Steph Curry for this game, and possibly several games. Curry hurt his ankle in the come from behind win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors are looking to win their fifth straight game, and 7th in their last 8 games. The last loss for the Warriors came at home to the Sacramento Kings.
Kevin Durant leads the Warriors in scoring, and ejections. Durant was ejected from the win over the Pelicans after getting into an altercation with DeMarcus Cousins. The Warriors are the top scoring team in the league with nearly 119 points per game. The Warriors are the top assist team in the league with 31.1 per game, and 10th in rebounding with nearly 45 per game.
Warriors Down Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets may not have their top guard in Steph Curry, but they are still going to win this game. The Warriors have shown time and time again its the next man up. Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are all players that can carry the Warriors to a win on a random night. They still have three All Stars, with great pieces off the bench.
Look for the Warriors to win this game late, and cover the spread by being smart and getting baskets late. Charlotte will not completely be out of the game with Kemba Walker and Dwight Howard, but in the end, they are not going to cover this spread. The final bet for this game is the Golden State Warriors -5 over the Charlotte Hornets.
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