Charlotte plays New Orleans, looks for 5th straight victory

March 21, 2022 GMT

New Orleans Pelicans (30-41, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (36-35, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hornets -5.5; over/under is 234.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte will attempt to prolong its four-game win streak with a victory over New Orleans.

The Hornets are 18-17 in home games. Charlotte is 5-8 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Pelicans are 14-21 in road games. New Orleans is second in the Western Conference with 11.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 3.0.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Hornets won the last meeting 142-120 on March 12, with Miles Bridges scoring 26 points points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Rozier is shooting 38.1% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 19.7 points and 4.5 assists. Bridges is averaging 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

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Valanciunas is averaging 18 points and 11.4 rebounds for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 24.4 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 6-4, averaging 121.7 points, 43.2 rebounds, 28.9 assists, 9.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.

Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 119.8 points, 47.9 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 10.3 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).

Pelicans: Larry Nance Jr.: out (knee), Kira Lewis Jr.: out for season (knee), Zion Williamson: out (foot), Brandon Ingram: out (hamstring), Devonte’ Graham: out (hip).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.