Charlotte Hornets Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20
The decision not to give Kemba Walker to a max contract plummeted this team into a full rebuild. They have scarce young talent and a couple ugly, ugly contracts that will be difficult to move. There’s a good chance the Hornets enter next year’s Lottery with the league’s worst record.
Here are the key odds available and how you should bet them:
Hornets Win-Total Betting
The Line: 23.5 with 888sport
The Hornets failed to top 40 wins in any of three of Walker’s last three seasons. The Hornets were 0-4 in games he didn’t play the last three seasons. A combination of an awful roster and the potential for tanking down the stretch means this team will struggle to get to 20 wins.
The Bet: The under feels like the right play for such a mess of a franchise.
Hornets Southeast Division Odds
The Line: +12000 with DraftKings
The Magic, Heat and even Hawks are leaps and bounds ahead of the Hornets, who have never won a division title. They certainly won’t do it with Walker out of the picture.
The Bet: Avoid this bet.
Hornets Eastern Conference Odds
The Line: +16000 with FanDuel
It’s tough to see a best-case scenario for this roster in which they even sniff the postseason, so the thought of them winning the East is non-existent. They’re bound for the Lottery for the forseeable future.
The Bet: Avoid these odds.
Hornets NBA Title Odds
The Line: +50000 with 888sport
Failing to make the postseason with an All-NBA guard in Walker was bad enough, and now it’s about to get worse. The Hornets have the worst title odds in the NBA for a reason.
The Bet: Avoid these long odds. Michael Jordan may be the owner, but his championship prowess only goes so far.
Best Hornets Player Prop Bets
The one glimmer of hope in Charlotte is Miles Bridges, who averaged 12.8 points on 52% shooting (and 38.6% from deep) over the Hornets’ final 11 games.
The Bet: He’s in line for a major role with Walker out of the picture, and he should post some significant numbers that could have him in the conversation for this award.