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Charlotte Hornets 2024 NBA Championship Odds

Charlotte Hornets 2024 NBA Championship Odds

It is easy to understand why Michael Jordan sold his majority share of the Charlotte Hornets. Under his control, the Hornets epitomized mediocrity. But because NBA franchises have become so valuable, win or lose, Jordan opted to sell down to a minority share and count his money. Now the pressure is on general manager Mitch Kupchak and head coach Steve Clifford to stem the tide of a lost season. Charlotte is one of the worst teams in the NBA and will not be anywhere near the 2024 NBA Playoffs. Gamblers are most concerned with the fact that Charlotte is one of the worst values on the board.

2024 NBA Championship Betting Odds

Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Lines

At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Charlote Hornets are 10-38 straight up, 16-32 against the spread, and 25-23 over/under the total. Late on Charlotte has covered two out of their last ten games. While the Hornets have gone over the total in four of its previous six matchups. Charlotte is 13th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Charlotte is 27 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Charlotte has NBA metrics of 29th for scoring offense, 28th for field goal percentage, 19th for 3-point field goal percentage, 13th for free throw percentage, and 29th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Hornets have NBA metrics of 25th for scoring defense, 30th for field goal percentage permitted, 30th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 26th for defensive rebounding.

Charlotte Hornets Key Players

PG LaMelo Ball leads Charlotte with 23.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game. Ball was the 3rd overall pick of the NBA Draft out of Spire Academy by the Hornets. He was a 2022 NBA All-Star and the 2021 NBA Rookie of the Year. Ball is on pace for the best season of his career.

SF Miles Bridges is averaging 20.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest. Bridges was the 12th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft out of Michigan State, where he was a consensus All-American.

F Brandon Miller is averaging 16.0 points per game. Miller was the 2nd overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft out of Alabama, where he was a consensus All-American.

Charlotte Hornets Head Coach

Head coach Steve Clifford is a basketball lifer who broke into the NBA as an assistant in 2001. He has been head coach of the Hornets since the 2013-14 season, which is a testament to his tolerance of putting up with a franchise that will employ him to work with teams that are outmanned by opposition teams. He does have four playoff appearances during his time at Charlotte, with a record of 319-400.

Clifford deserved to stay on the job as Jordan did not fully invest in a winning team, per the analysis of Charles Barkley. Charlotte’s problems are not Clifford’s fault, but eventually, he will be scrapped, especially with new ownership.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 27 55 5th, Southeast Did not qualify
2021–22 82 43 39 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify
2020–21 72 33 39 4th, Southeast Did not qualify
2019–20 65 23 42 4th, Southeast Did not qualify
2018–19 82 39 43 2nd, Southeast Did not qualify
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Charlotte Hornets History

Since rejoining the NBA as the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004-05, the second-generation NBA franchise in the Queen City has made the playoffs just three times, with the latest postseason appearance coming in 2016. All three times the Bobcats/Hornets were bounced in the first round, and they were swept twice. Their best performance so far came in 2015-16 when the Hornets took the Miami Heat to seven games thanks to Kemba Walker and Nic Batum.

This down period is a shame considering Charlotte was a popular team in the 1990s. Fans loved to play with Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson, and Muggsy Bogues in NBA Jam, and the Hornets made the playoffs five times in six seasons before leaving for New Orleans because of owner George Shinn.

Robert Johnson became the first African American owner of a major professional sports franchise in the United States when Charlotte was awarded an expansion franchise shortly after the original team left for New Orleans. Johnson owned the team until he sold it to a group led by Michael Jordan, and His Airness has been in charge of the franchise since that point.

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