Charlotte Hornets: All-Star Break injury report

The Charlotte Hornets have a win total of 23.5 (2023-02-17). We consider the OVER/UNDER for this total and team’s injury situation.

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The Charlotte Hornets have seen their win total plummet recently. They were at 25.5 not long ago, when we had a look at this team last week. We recommended the UNDER but a week later Charlotte is down to 23.5. That looks more-or-less right for a win-total projection for the Hornets and bettors have to be thinking “pass” on this market at this point.

The Hornets head into the All-Star break in reasonable shape. However, they recently traded Mason Plumlee so there is not a lot for the Hornets to work with at the center position any longer.

Charlotte’s injuries heading into the All-Star break

Cody Martin is out with what was described as knee soreness a short time ago. You have to think that’s an injury that will improve over the next week. Starting SG Terry Rozier was day-to-day on February 15th. There was some news that Kelly Oubre Jr. might return after the All-Star break in reports from very early this month, however, that’s feeling like a “maybe” right now.

Charlotte Hornets: Recent Form Alert

  • Formerly: 7 – 15 on December 2nd, 2022
  • Currently: 17 – 43 (overall)
  • Recent form: 10 – 28 since December 2nd, 2022
  • Recent winning rate: 26.32%

The All-Star break has led to drastic changes in a team’s form before. Charlotte has won just 10 games since early December with a winning percentage of .263 since the 2nd of that month. They would need to go 7-15 in their remaining games this season to beat their win total.

If Rozier and LaMelo Ball, who has had an ankle problem this season, benefit from the break at all, then Charlotte might win 5-8 games from here on out. When it comes to win totals, this team is a tough read, in part, because you can’t really place their motivation. Better take a pass on this market with the Hornets during the break. Maybe they will be an easier team to read after a few more games in.

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings