Charlotte Hornets Vs. Golden State Warriors: Predictions, Starting Lineups (2/23/24)

Wildly enough, the Charlotte Hornets and Golden State Warriors have recently been two of the hottest teams in the NBA. Can the Hornets log their fifth consecutive win, or will the Warriors improve to 10-2 in over their past 12 outings? See our Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors prediction, betting picks, and preview below to find out!

Charlotte Hornets Vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction

Golden State has won nine of its past 11 games, while the Charlotte Hornets have logged four consecutive wins despite missing their All-Star point guard, LaMelo Ball, and starting center, Mark Williams. Klay Thompson is coming off the bench now, and Grant Williams dropped 24 points against Utah after scoring in double-digits the prior three games for Charlotte, too. What is happening?

A focused and healthy (or suspension-less) Golden State team having a hot streak makes enough sense given their history, even if they are a bit older; however, this Hornets squad stringing together four consecutive wins is borderline unfathomable. Charlotte has still not lost a game with Grant Williams, Tre Mann, and Vasilije Micic rostered and has looked completely different. Getting fresh bodies on a struggling team can sometimes yield interesting, short-term results.

Meanwhile, Golden State has been shooting the lights out, averaging 49% shooting from the field and 40% from behind the arc; its net rating is the third-highest in the league in that 11-game span, too. The Dubs’ defense has been even more impressive recently, though, holding teams to a shooting split of just 45/34/80.

Being a 13.5-point dog is normally reserved for a team that has lost nine of their past ten or something similar, not one that has won four consecutive games. The Hornets and Warriors both played on Thursday night, too, so there’s no rest advantage for Golden State.

Charlotte is very exploitable in the paint, especially to dominant big men. The Hornets gave up 50 points in the paint to Utah last night but held it to just 23.1% shooting from deep. This team will still get eviscerated by teams with exceptional power forwards and centers, but the Warriors don’t fit into that category. Golden State should win comfortably, but a 13.5-point spread seems too much.

Charlotte Hornets Vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction: Charlotte Hornets +13.5 (-110)

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Charlotte Hornets Vs. Golden State Warriors Best Odds



The Golden State Warriors are humongous 13.5-point home favorites over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Golden State has Moneyline odds of -950 to win outright, while Charlotte is a +625 road dog to win its fifth straight game. The point total for this game holds steady at around 229.5 points, with -110 for both the Over and the Under.

Charlotte Hornets Starting Lineup

PG: Tre Mann
SG: Cody Martin
SF: Brandon Miller
PF: Miles Bridges
C: Nick Richards

Golden State Warriors Starting Lineup

PG: Steph Curry
SG: Brandin Podziemski
SF: Andrew Wiggins
PF: Jonathan Kuminga
C: Draymond Green

Charlotte Hornets Vs. Golden State Warriors Injuries

LaMelo Ball and Mark Williams, who are dealing with an ankle and back injury, respectively, will remain out for this non-conference game against the Golden State Warriors. Ball has returned to practice and could return at some point this season, while Williams seems to be out for the foreseeable future. Davis Bertains will also likely be out due to a hyperextended left knee in last night’s game against the Utah Jazz.

Meanwhile, Golden State will continue to be without Chris Paul; however, he should be available at some point over the Warriors’ next road trip, per head coach Steve Kerr. Gary Payton II is a game-time decision after missing the Utah game with an undisclosed illness.



North Carolina Sports Betting Update

We are fewer than three weeks away from the March 11th launch date for North Carolina sports betting! Another big step forward happened this week when the North Carolina State Lottery Commission approved three actions that revolved around proposed compliance forms, general legislative oversight, and the gaming enterprise agreement.

Even better, March Madness begins just a few days after online sports betting is launched in the Tar Heel state, and it will more than likely feature four North Carolina teams, including UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, and N.C. State.

It is never too early to check out our sportsbook reviews for the eight applicants, including BetMGM, ESPN Bet, DraftKings, Underdog, Fanatics, Caesars, ESPN Bet, Bet365, and FanDuel, to find out which ones you want to use! Here are a few: Bet365 North Carolina, FanDuel North Carolina, and DraftKings North Carolina.

Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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