|TEAM STATS||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
They have a 4.3% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have a 0.9% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the East is 0.2%. While not mathematically eliminated they are winning the championship in under 0.1% of simulations.
REGULAR SEASON RECAP
Their 39 regular season wins did not meet expectations. It was -1.4 below what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went worse than expected. They met expectations at home, it was on the road that they struggled. Their 61% home win percentage was as expected (59.8%). They won 34.1% on the road which was much worse than expected (38.9%).
STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 55.4% (#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 true FG% (#24 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 59.6% in their last 7 games. 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 1.9 per game (#23 in league).
TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.3 per game (#10 in league).
TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG
Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Hornets in all of their games would be down -4 units. Against the spread, they have lost -610 units risking 110 to win 100 (39-41 ATS).
|7||Bacon, Dwayne||SG||6-7||221||08/30/1995||1||Florida State|
|5||Batum, Nicolas||SF||6-8||200||12/14/1988||10||No College|
|8||Biyombo, Bismack||C||6-9||255||08/28/1992||7||No College|
|0||Bridges, Miles||SF||6-7||225||03/21/1998||0||Michigan State|
|31||Chealey, Joe||PG||6-3||190||11/01/1995||0||Charleston (SC)|
|41||Hernangomez, Willy||C||6-11||240||05/27/1994||2||No College|
|55||Macura, J.P.||SG||6-5||205||06/05/1995||0||Xavier (Ohio)|
|0||Martin, Cody||F||6-6||192||09/28/1995||0||No College|
|0||McDaniels, Jalen||F||6-10||192||01/31/1998||0||No College|
|9||Parker, Tony||PG||6-2||185||05/17/1982||17||No College|
|---||Washington, PJ||6-8||230||08/23/1998||0||No College|
|2||Williams, Marvin||PF||6-9||237||06/19/1986||13||North Carolina|