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Charlotte Hornets Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions to Back

Charlotte Hornets Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions to Back

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The Hornets picked up the crown jewel of the 2021 draft class despite picking third, selecting eventual Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball. It didn’t result in a postseason appearance, but there’s plenty of value in NBA picks involving this team. The future is bright.

Though they’re still a few years away from potentially contending in the East, there will be NBA odds and trends that we’ll be following all year with this squad — like last season, when they went under at a 40-32-1 clip.

Hornets Win-Total Betting

The Line: 37.5 (-110) at FanDuel

The Hornets won 33 games last season, a nearly 38-win pace over 82 games. They also won 33 games while missing Ball for a large chunk of the season’s second half. Charlotte didn’t have a wild offseason, but natural progression for some of their young core will make them better than they were a year ago. We’re not sure why sportsbooks aren’t valuing the Hornets more, but that simply means more value for us.

The Bet: This feels like an easy Over bet at FanDuel.


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Hornets Division Odds

The Line: +1400 with BetMGM

Betting apps believe the Southeast Division is a two-team race between the Heat and the Hawks, and they’re right. The Hornets have talent and could compete for a playoff spot in the East, but this division includes two playoff locks that will leave Charlotte a distant third.

The Bet: There’s no value here, even in a best-case scenario for Ball.Pass on these odds at BetMGM Sportsbook.


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Hornets Eastern Conference Odds

The Line: +4000 at WynnBET

The Hornets’ first NBA season was 1989. The franchise has never made it past the conference semifinals. So, it’s no surprise that betting sites have them as serious longshots to win the East. LaMelo Ball may one day be good enough to put the Hornets in the conversation as contenders, but it won’t be in 2022.

The Bet: Avoid these odds at WynnBET,, no matter how much you like the young talent in Charlotte.


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Hornets NBA Title Odds

The Line: +10000 with PointsBet Sportsbook

LaMelo Ball had the kind of rookie season that leads you to believe he could one day win a ring. The Hornets, however, are still a long way away from contending. The East is pretty top-heavy, and Charlotte is still a few steps below them from a talent, depth and experience standpoint. Let’s see how Ball does over the next few seasons before evaluating this team as title contenders. There are better NBA betting options than this one, no matter the NBA title odds .

The Bet: These odds are long for a reason. Avoid them at PointsBet Sportsbook.


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Best Hornets Prop Bets

The Line: Hornets under 9.5 seed, -110 at DraftKings

There aren’t many player props we love that involve the Hornets, but there is team prop we’ve got our eyes on. The Hornets were the No. 10 seed in the East last season, and they were one game away from being the No. 8 seed. We think Ball continues to improve and helps the Hornets to a top-8 seed, making this NBA futures bet an easy one.

The Bet: Grab the Under here at DraftKings Sportsbook.


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About the Author

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Mark Strotman
Mark is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Bulls and the NBA since 2012. His work has appeared on,, The Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Sports.