Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Betting

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Charlotte is a young team, so there is plenty of money to be made. If this team is healthy, it can make its faithful backers plenty of coin via their NBA conference odds and NBA Championship odds. Alternatively, you can support just LaMelo Ball via the NBA game props.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Outlook

  • Championship Odds: +10000
  • Conference Odds: +4000
  • Division Odds: +750

Expectations are tapered for the Charlotte Hornets. They have talent but might need a few years to mature. That is reflected in betting markets, with the Hornets paying astronomical odds to win the NBA Championship.

Winning the Southeast Division would be their best chance of success, but beating Miami and Atlanta won’t be easy. Add Washington to the mix, and the Southeast is tough.

Having the likes of LaMelo Ball, Miles Bridges and James Bouknight will always attract attention from bettors. They are attractive players but the Hornets are a work in progress, and should be treated as such.

Due to their tough division, we’re not expecting the odds to firm. Support should strengthen for Miami and Atlanta, which could leave the Hornets chasing from the outset.

Hornets 2021-22 Predictions

  • Regular Season Record: 38-44
  • Conference Standing: 9th
  • Division Standing: 3rd

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Charlotte Hornets Team Leaders

Gordon Hayward has to stand up as a team leader. He has shown mixed form since leaving the Boston Celtics. Due to his experience, he needs to produce on a nightly basis.

Getting quality ball could be tough with the likes of Ball and Bouklnight but Hayward, needs the ball.

It could be a case of too many young players for Charlotte. There isn’t enough experience and even Hayward has been limited over the last few years due to multiple injuries. The lack of direction has plagued them for years, but this could be a chance to build a team dynamic.

Last Season

Charlotte missed the playoffs when finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference. It made the play-in game, but lost to Indiana after going 33-39 during the regular season.

The 144-117 play-in loss wasn’t a huge surprise for the Michael Jordan-owned franchise. The Hornets did well to have a chance of making the playoffs, and despite missing a potseason run, there were signs of encouragement.

Despite injuries, LaMelo Ball averaged 15.7 points per game. His form continued over from what he showed in the NBL in Australia. He started only 31 games, so he should be fresh for the upcoming season.

A big boost was the form of Miles Bridges and Terry Rozier. Most knew what Rozier would deliver after “Scary Terry” showed what he can do in Boston, but to score 20.4 PPG was an  asset.

Bridges chimed in with 12.7 PPG, and with another season under his belt, he is expected to improve. Young player P.J. Washington was terrific, so despite not posting a winning record, it was a solid effort.

Offseason Changes

Key Additions

Wes Iwundu, forward, New Orleans Pelicans
Mason Plumlee, forward, Detroit Pistons
Kelly Oubre, forward, Golden State Warriors

Key Subtractions

Devonte’ Graham, point guard, New Orleans Pelicans
Malik Monk, shooting guard, Los Angeles Lakers
Caleb Martin, waived
Cody Zeller, center, Portland Trail Blazers

Draft Picks

James Bouknight, UConn Huskies
Kai Jones, via Knicks
JT Thor, via Pistons
Scottie Lewis, Florida Gators

Head Coach

James Borrego took over the head coaching role in Charlotte in 2018. He has yet to make the playoffs as a head coach, and he has yet to post a winning record.

His Hornets tenure started with a 39-43 year, which was followed by 23-42 and 33-39. It hasn’t been an impressive start to his career in Charlotte, but he hasn’t had much talent to mold.

That changes this season. He has young players to build around, much like Philadelphia tried to do. It doesn’t always work, but Borrego has been trusted to build the young stars of the game.

He has experience being the assistant coach on the 2005 and 2007 NBA champions San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich.

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