Charlotte Hornets vs New Orleans Pelicans - NBA Picks

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:43 PM UTC

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 7:43 PM UTC

With Jrue Holiday back in action for the Pelicans, it gives them a nice one-two punch with Anthony Davis. It also might indirectly help their defense, which could come in handy in an NBA Odds bet on the under against the strong defensive Hornets.

Hornets vs. Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are slowly getting better and it continued last night with the return of Jrue Holiday. He is coming off the bench for now, but it is only a matter of time before he resumes starting. His ability to run the offense and play pick and roll with Anthony Davis adds a whole other element to this offense.

It also will help with the Pelicans’ defense. Holiday isn’t anything to brag about on defense, but what he does do is help New Orleans’ offense enough where they don’t miss as many shots, creating run out and fast break opportunities for their opponents.

Last season when Holiday was off the court, Pelicans’ opponents scored nearly four more points per 100 possessions.

Now enter Charlotte, one of the best defensive teams in the NBA and you’ll get where I’m going with this. Charlotte and New Orleans are coming off back to backs, which so far this season has ended with low scoring games. I think that trend continues tonight.

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