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NBA : ATS Matchup
Saturday 11/2/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore




CHARLOTTE (1 - 1) at NEW ORLEANS (0 - 2)
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Saturday, 11/2/2013 8:05 PM
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506NEW ORLEANS-7.5-8.5
CHARLOTTE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games1-1+0.41-00-286.546.540.5%
Road Games0-1-10-00-
Last 5 Games1-1+0.41-00-286.546.540.5%
CHARLOTTE Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)86.546.533-8140.5%3-1131.8%17-2763.0%54817207117
vs opponents surrendering9347.834-8639.7%6-1834.2%18-2670.9%531020268137
Team Stats (Road Games)83.039.033-9036.7%4-1040.0%13-2065.0%51121421876
Stats Against (All Games)90.047.034-8042.5%6-2130.2%15-2367.4%581215226173
vs opponents averaging97.85134-7943.2%7-2233.3%22-3367.2%621417218174
Stats Against (Road Games)96.045.036-7647.4%9-2536.0%15-2462.5%621417164186

NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games0-2-2.90-21-190.042.537.3%53.0102.544.549.3%48.5
Home Games0-1-1.20-10-
Last 5 Games0-2-2.90-21-190.042.537.3%53.0102.544.549.3%48.5
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)90.042.533-8837.3%5-1147.8%18-2378.7%531616257135
vs opponents surrendering95.44636-8840.2%7-1642.4%17-2375.5%551418237166
Team Stats (Home Games)90.050.034-8540.0%5-1145.5%17-2181.0%541517297155
Stats Against (All Games)102.544.534-7049.3%10-2246.7%23-2880.7%48520188177
vs opponents averaging10043.836-7945.9%9-2143.4%18-2573.3%539192071810
Stats Against (Home Games)95.036.030-7042.9%10-2343.5%25-3083.3%466191851612
Average power rating of opponents played: CHARLOTTE 93.5,  NEW ORLEANS 93.5
CHARLOTTE - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/30/2013@ HOUSTON83-96L13T200U33-9036.7%51736-7647.4%6218
11/2/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
11/5/2013@ NEW YORK              
11/8/2013NEW YORK              
11/13/2013@ BOSTON              
11/15/2013@ CLEVELAND              
11/18/2013@ CHICAGO              

NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/1/2013@ ORLANDO90-110L-4L194O32-9234.8%521239-7055.7%5118
11/6/2013@ MEMPHIS              
11/8/2013LA LAKERS              
11/10/2013@ PHOENIX              
11/12/2013@ LA LAKERS              
11/13/2013@ UTAH              
CHARLOTTE: GUARDS: KEMBA WALKER has become a more efficient scorer as well as a capable distributor. He'll sacrifice some shots with Al Jefferson coming in, but he should have more space with which to operate. Down the line, he could mesh nicely with pick-and-pop four Cody Zeller . . . GERALD HENDERSON transformed from a raw athlete into an effective, efficient scorer in the second half of last season. He should be the No. 2 or 3 option this year . . . RAMON SESSIONS is locked in as a sixth man. He's not a shooter, but his ability to get to the line makes him an effective second-unit scorer . . . BEN GORDON seems to be going through the motions at this point. His real value this season is his enormous expiring contract. FORWARDS: MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST is going to be a quality NBA player for a long time, but he's not close to being a major factor offensively. He'll continue to defend and rebound effectively for a wing, but he's a No. 4 or 5 option on the offensive end of the court . . . JOSH MCROBERTS proved good enough to be a rotational player on a bad team last year. He has a chance to start early on while the Bobcats bring some young guys along . . . CODY ZELLER struggled against length and athleticism in college, so it seems the 'Cats think he can be more of a stretch, pick-and-pop four. If he proves to be a shooter, he's athletic enough and a good enough rebounder to be a solid NBA starter . . . JEFFERY TAYLOR is a forgettable second-unit player who can defend a couple of positions. ANTHONY TOLLIVER won't see the floor much, but he can stretch the floor with his shooting ability. CENTERS: We'll see how the Bobcats mesh with AL JEFFERSON, the NBA's worst defensive big man and a lane-clogging black hole on offense. He can score, and at (an incredible) $40 million-plus, Charlotte will run everything through him . . . BISMACK BIYOMBO will play some alongside Jefferson, as the Bobcats desperately need to cancel out Jefferson's defense. But the young big man figures to be used more sparingly this year . . . BRENDAN HAYWOOD is still kicking around.
NEW ORLEANS: GUARDS: JRUE HOLIDAY is perfect for head coach Monty Williams. He defends and can create in the half-court set . . . ERIC GORDON didn't want New Orleans to match his deal two offseasons ago, and he spent last year letting everyone know it. If healthy and motivated (two big 'ifs') he's a 20-point scorer . . . TYREKE EVANS will get some starts at the three and come off the bench at times. Either way, he is the kind of aggressive (if sometimes out-of- control) offensive threat this lineup needs . . . Even after an injury-filled season, ANTHONY MORROW's shooting could earn him a rotation spot . . . AUSTIN RIVERS was overmatched last season, to the point where he didn't seem to belong in the NBA. It's tough to see the win-now Pels relying on him often. FORWARDS: ANTHONY DAVIS was overwhelmed by Williams' complex defensive schemes, and opponents consistently took him out of plays with screen-and-rolls at him. Williams will surely use some of his new talent to allow Davis to roam more on defense . . . RYAN ANDERSON's defensive shortcomings could lead to a drop in playing time, but his shooting and the spacing it creates is too valuable to this offense . . . AL-FAROUQ AMINU will likely split time with Tyreke Evans at the three. He's more valuable defensively, and is starting to show some signs of improvement on offense . . . DARIUS MILLER has a shot to break into the rotation if his defense improves . . . LANCE THOMAS is a long athlete who is capable of playing some good defensive minutes . . . ARINZE ONUAKU most likely won't see the floor for more than a minute at a time. CENTERS: JASON SMITH might be their most complete defensive big man, and that should be enough to earn him solid minutes . . . GREG STIEMSMA is more off a warm body, but he at least gives them another rim-protecting option . . . JEFF WITHEY will spend most of the season on the bench learning Williams' complex schemes.
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*Bobcats-Pelicans Preview* ==========================


Charlotte (0-1) at New Orleans (0-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT

The Pelicans brought in Jrue Holiday to form a reliable trio with Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon that could help New Orleans climb out of the Western Conference cellar.

While Holiday and Davis have put up decent numbers over the first two games of the season, they have yet to produce a victory.

New Orleans will try to avoid losing its opening three games for the first time in nine years when it hosts the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.

Davis has averaged 23.0 points and 14.5 rebounds in the Pelicans' first two games, while Holiday, who was picked up in a July trade after an All-Star season with Philadelphia, has put up an average of 20.5 points.

Gordon scored 25 in a 95-90 home loss to Indiana on Wednesday before falling off with only 12 on 4-for-11 shooting in Friday night's 110-90 defeat at Orlando.

The Magic limited New Orleans to 6-of-21 shooting in the second quarter and went into the break with a 53-35 lead. The Pelicans cut it to 62-48 on a dunk by Davis off a lob from Holiday early in the third, but that was as close as they would get.

The Pelicans haven't lost their first three games since an 0-8 start in 2004-05.

New Orleans is hitting 37.3 percent from the field this season, numbers that could make for an ugly game against the Bobcats (1-1), who are shooting 40.5 percent.

"Let's face it, we've got some players who aren't playing that well," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Friday's loss. "We've got to play much harder than we played. We just did not play with a sense of urgency on every possession."

Davis hit only nine of his 23 shots against the Magic, while Holiday bounced back after going 1 for 8 in the first half.

"It just wasn't us tonight," Gordon said.

The Bobcats picked up their first win of the season with a 90-84 victory over Cleveland on Friday night in their home opener despite the absence of center Al Jefferson due to an ankle injury.

Kemba Walker had 23 points and seven assists to help give new coach Steve Clifford his first win. Walker hit a 3-pointer over Kyrie Irving with 58 seconds left to break a tie and Charlotte held off the Cavaliers on their last two chances.

"Coach puts me in great position to make plays like that and if he's going to put me in that position I have to come up big," Walker said.

Jefferson, who signed a three-year, $41 million deal in July, aggravated an ankle injury in an opening loss at Houston. He missed most of training camp after turning his ankle in the second preseason game. It's unlikely he'll play Saturday, and Clifford said he will be reevaluated over the weekend.

"It's significant," Clifford said of having to play without Jefferson. "He's our best offensive player. I don't want to go crazy, but he's of the two or three best low post scorers in the league."

The Bobcats have lost three straight and five of their last six against New Orleans. In the last meeting, the then-Hornets won 98-95 in Charlotte to improve to 13-5 all-time in the series, though the Bobcats have earned two of their victories in the Big Easy.

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