How To Bet On Charlotte Hornets

There are certain NBA teams that pay huge dividends as short-term assets—squads that aren’t necessarily rebuilding or contending for a championship but are tearing things up now, without the guarantee that they’ll be tearing things up for much longer. And that brings us to the Charlotte Hornets, the ultimate short-term assets in today’s betting landscape. [+]

Here’s what this means for them in a nutshell: They are in the middle of an identify shift, much like the Indiana Pacers. They’re running smaller lineups and shooting more threes, and head coach Steve Clifford has managed to implement this systemic shift without compromising the team’s defense. Everything, for the most part, is working at this point. The Hornets are hot, especially at home, and they’re going to be a tough playoff out for anyone in the Eastern Conference.

The message? Don’t be initimidated by the prospect of investing in the Hornets. They have the potential to cover big, seemingly one-sided spreads, and unlike the teams they’ve fielded in years past, they’re well-equipped to satisfy any needs you have to bet on the over.

Charlotte Hornets Next Game

This is where you can find out who the Hornets are playing next. Keep refreshing your memory. As soon as you know who the Hornets are playing next, let the research begin. [+]

If you’re betting on the Hornets frequently, you should know enough about them, so this is more about giving yourself adequate time to size up the opponent and decide which bets you’re placing and which way you’ll be betting when you place them.

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Charlotte Hornets Regular Season Schedule

Are you one of those savvy bettors that likes to plan ahead weeks, even months, in advance? You’ve come to the right place. This is the Hornets’ entire schedule at a glance, and while you won’t have every line available to you at once, it never hurts to study forthcoming matchups.  [+]

Start by simply plucking out games you deem sure things—contests you strongly believe the Hornets are going to win or lose. Next, prepare yourself for the forthcoming lines. Decide how much you think the Hornets will win or lose by, preferably setting a maximum and minimum. Once the offfical lines drop, you’ll find that your final decision is easy just because you thought about it sooner rather than later.

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Competitions Away Score Home Money Line
October 2016 (10)
Mon 3 Hornets 88 - 95 Dallas Mavericks +145 -164 Odds
Thu 6 Boston Celtics 107 - 92 Hornets -189 +165 Odds
Sat 8 Hornets 86 - 104 Boston Celtics +150 -169 Odds
Mon 10 Wolves 86 - 98 Hornets +160 -179 Odds
Mon 17 Hornets 108 - 104 Chicago Bulls +185 -213 Odds
Thu 20 Miami Heat 88 - 96 Hornets +185 -213 Odds
Fri 21 Hornets 74 - 109 Wolves +245 -294 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. Hornets 107 - 96 Milwaukee Bucks
Fri 28 Reg. Hornets 97 - 91 Miami Heat
Sat 29 Reg. Boston Celtics 104 - 98 Hornets
November 2016 (15)
Wed 2 Reg. Sixers 93 - 109 Hornets
Fri 4 Reg. Hornets 99 - 95 Brooklyn Nets -263 +235 Odds
Mon 7 Reg. Indiana Pacers 100 - 122 Hornets +130 -141 Odds
Wed 9 Reg. Utah Jazz 98 - 104 Hornets +135 -149 Odds
Fri 11 Reg. Toronto Raptors 113 - 111 Hornets +100 -115 Odds
Sun 13 Reg. Hornets 93 - 100 Cavaliers +270 -313 Odds
Tue 15 Reg. Hornets 115 - 108 Wolves +105 +100 Odds
Fri 18 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 96 - 100 Hornets +115 -130 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. Hornets 116 - 121 Pelicans -125 +110 Odds
Mon 21 Reg. Grizzlies 105 - 90 Hornets +185 -204 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. Spurs 119 - 114 Hornets -227 +195 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. Hornets 111 - 113 New York Knicks -125 +110 Odds
Sat 26 Reg. New York Knicks 102 - 107 Hornets +190 -217 Odds
Mon 28 Reg. Hornets 104 - 85 Grizzlies -130 +110 Odds
Tue 29 Reg. Detroit Pistons 112 - 89 Hornets +148 -164 Odds
December 2016 (16)
Thu 1 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 87 - 97 Hornets +725 -1000 Odds
Sat 3 Reg. Wolves 125 - 120 Hornets +195 -217 Odds
Mon 5 Reg. Hornets 109 - 101 Dallas Mavericks -164 +145 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. Detroit Pistons 77 - 87 Hornets +195 -227 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. Orlando Magic 88 - 109 Hornets +250 -263 Odds
Sat 10 Reg. Hornets 105 - 116 Cavaliers +315 -345 Odds
Mon 12 Reg. Hornets 94 - 110 Indiana Pacers -125 +105 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. Hornets 106 - 109 Wizards -130 +115 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. Hornets 88 - 96 Boston Celtics +230 -250 Odds
Sat 17 Reg. Hornets 107 - 99 Atlanta Hawks +120 -141 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. L.A. Lakers 113 - 117 Hornets +330 -400 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. Chicago Bulls 91 - 103 Hornets +160 -179 Odds
Mon 26 Reg. Hornets 118 - 120 Brooklyn Nets -263 +225 Odds
Wed 28 Reg. Hornets 120 - 101 Orlando Magic -169 +155 Odds
Thu 29 Reg. Miami Heat 82 - 91 Hornets +215 -244 Odds
Sat 31 Reg. Cavaliers 121 - 109 Hornets -115 -105 Odds
January 2017 (15)
Mon 2 Reg. Hornets 111 - 118 Chicago Bulls -120 +100 Odds
Wed 4 Reg. Thunder 112 - 123 Hornets +113 -130 Odds
Thu 5 Reg. Hornets 114 - 115 Detroit Pistons +180 -204 Odds
Sat 7 Reg. Hornets 85 - 102 Spurs +535 -714 Odds
Tue 10 Reg. Hornets 114 - 121 Houston Rockets +400 -435 Odds
Fri 13 Reg. Hornets 93 - 102 Sixers -213 +185 Odds
Mon 16 Reg. Hornets 98 - 108 Boston Celtics Odds
Wed 18 Reg. Blazers 85 - 107 Hornets +205 -238 Odds
Fri 20 Reg. Toronto Raptors 78 - 113 Hornets +100 -120 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 105 - 112 Hornets +650 -833 Odds
Mon 23 Reg. Wizards 109 - 99 Hornets +220 -256 Odds
Wed 25 Reg. Warriors 113 - 103 Hornets -500 +405 Odds
Fri 27 Reg. Hornets 107 - 110 New York Knicks -110 -105 Odds
Sat 28 Reg. Sacramento Kings 109 - 106 Hornets Odds
Tue 31 Reg. Hornets 98 - 115 Blazers +155 -164 Odds
February 2017 (11)
Wed 1 Reg. Hornets 111 - 126 Warriors +1175 -2000 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Hornets 98 - 105 Utah Jazz +300 -357 Odds
Tue 7 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 107 - 111 Hornets +447 -500 Odds
Thu 9 Reg. Houston Rockets 107 - 95 Hornets -141 +125 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. L.A. Clippers 107 - 102 Hornets +125 -141 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Sixers 105 - 99 Hornets +278 -333 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Hornets 85 - 90 Toronto Raptors +220 -244 Odds
Thu 23 Reg. Hornets 108 - 114 Detroit Pistons +175 -204 Odds
Sat 25 Reg. Hornets 51 - 40 Sacramento Kings -169 +151 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Hornets 121 - 124 L.A. Clippers Odds
Tue 28 Reg. Hornets 109 - 104 L.A. Lakers
March 2017 (16)
Thu 2 Reg. Hornets 103 - 120 Phoenix Suns -161 +145 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Hornets 112 - 102 Denver Nuggets +192 -213 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Indiana Pacers 88 - 100 Hornets +165 -189 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Hornets 101 - 108 Miami Heat +155 -172 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Orlando Magic 81 - 121 Hornets +405 -455 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Pelicans 125 - 122 Hornets +141 -161 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Chicago Bulls 115 - 109 Hornets +278 -313 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Hornets 77 - 98 Indiana Pacers +135 -149 Odds
Sat 18 Reg. Wizards 93 - 98 Hornets +155 -169 Odds
Mon 20 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 90 - 105 Hornets +210 -233 Odds
Wed 22 Reg. Hornets 109 - 102 Orlando Magic -179 +163 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Cavaliers 112 - 105 Hornets -161 +144 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Phoenix Suns 106 - 120 Hornets +876 -1250 Odds
Tue 28 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 118 - 108 Hornets +151 -172 Odds
Wed 29 Reg. Hornets 110 - 106 Toronto Raptors +190 -213 Odds
Fri 31 Reg. Denver Nuggets 114 - 122 Hornets +105 -125 Odds
April 2017 (6)
Sun 2 Reg. Hornets 113 - 101 Thunder +175 -196 Odds
Tue 4 Reg. Hornets 111 - 118 Wizards +135 -145 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. Miami Heat 112 - 99 Hornets +130 -135 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. Boston Celtics 18:00 Hornets -115 -105 Odds
Mon 10 Reg. Hornets 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Tue 11 Reg. Hornets 19:30 Atlanta Hawks

Charlotte Hornets Standings

With the Eastern Conference as clunky as it is, it’s important to keep track of the Hornets’ placement relative to other teams. You want to know the records of their opponents. [+]

If you’re one of the souls compelled to throw money at the Hornets’ division, conference and/or championship odds, you’ll need these win and loss totals. It’s most important for those conference and championship odds. The Hornets must have a favorable postseason path lined up for you to even consider going that far with this team. Returning to the standings every once in a while gives you a rough idea of not only which team they’ll be facing in the first round, but which opponents they could square off against in all subsequent series.

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# team P W L + - %
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 78 51 27 8619 8325 0.654
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 79 50 29 8510 8328 0.633
3 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 79 48 31 8458 8143 0.608
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 79 48 31 8643 8488 0.608
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 78 40 38 8030 8124 0.513
6 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 79 40 39 8224 8239 0.506
7 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 79 39 40 8095 8145 0.494
8 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 79 39 40 8267 8327 0.494
9 Miami Heat Miami Heat 78 38 40 8026 7951 0.487
10 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 79 36 43 8332 8272 0.456
11 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 78 35 43 7882 7984 0.449
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 79 30 49 8257 8533 0.380
13 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 79 28 51 8094 8543 0.354
14 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 79 28 51 7988 8469 0.354
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 79 19 60 8388 8893 0.241
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 79 48 31 8643 8488 0.608
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 78 40 38 8030 8124 0.513
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 78 38 40 8026 7951 0.487
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 79 36 43 8332 8272 0.456
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 79 28 51 7988 8469 0.354
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 79 65 14 9172 8249 0.823
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 78 60 18 8253 7660 0.769
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 78 53 25 8995 8500 0.679
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 78 48 30 7846 7525 0.615
5 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 79 48 31 8573 8281 0.608
6 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 78 45 33 8331 8245 0.577
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 79 42 37 7955 7908 0.532
8 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 79 39 40 8551 8607 0.494
9 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 78 37 41 8714 8711 0.474
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 78 33 45 8150 8275 0.423
11 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 78 32 46 7638 7841 0.410
12 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 78 31 47 8219 8295 0.397
13 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 78 31 47 7984 8296 0.397
14 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 78 23 55 8165 8731 0.295
15 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 79 22 57 8483 8954 0.278
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 78 60 18 8253 7660 0.769
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 78 53 25 8995 8500 0.679
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 79 42 37 7955 7908 0.532
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 78 33 45 8150 8275 0.423
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 78 32 46 7638 7841 0.410
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 78 48 30 7846 7525 0.615
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 78 45 33 8331 8245 0.577
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 79 39 40 8551 8607 0.494
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 78 37 41 8714 8711 0.474
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 78 31 47 8219 8295 0.397
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 78 51 27 8619 8325 0.654
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 79 40 39 8224 8239 0.506
3 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 79 39 40 8095 8145 0.494
4 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 79 39 40 8267 8327 0.494
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 78 35 43 7882 7984 0.449
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 79 50 29 8510 8328 0.633
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 79 48 31 8458 8143 0.608
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 79 30 49 8257 8533 0.380
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 79 28 51 8094 8543 0.354
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 79 19 60 8388 8893 0.241
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 79 65 14 9172 8249 0.823
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 79 48 31 8573 8281 0.608
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 78 31 47 7984 8296 0.397
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 78 23 55 8165 8731 0.295
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 79 22 57 8483 8954 0.278

Don’t Read Too Much into the Hornets of Today

Perhaps this sounds crass, or overly presumptive, or outright stupid. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s true. 

It’s entirely possible that the Hornets build upon this season’s success in a way that deserves more serious betting play. Until that happens, stick to the guns we’ve outlined above. You don’t want to get caught in the trap of thinking this team is better than it is, and then believing it’s only going to get even better than that.

Free agency threatens to rip apart the Hornets’ core. Nicolas Batum, Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams are all slated to hit the open market, and losing either one of Batum or Williams sets Charlotte back.

Before viewing the Hornets as an Eastern Conference contender or overall championship threat, wait to see who they add or lose over the offseason. And even when you get that far, it’s safer—and smarter—to save those types of bets, if you make them at all, for the middle of season. You’ll know by then whether the new pieces fit, how much the Hornets miss those they’ve lost and also whether MKG has hurt or helped their current dynamic.

Only when you have all that information should you be making dark-horse conference and championship wagers. You should probably be sitting on the over/under win total bets as well, though such gambles are admittedly more acceptable over the offseason once all the free-agency dominoes have fallen into place.