Hornets vs. Clippers: Live Stream, TV channel, odds, selections, prediction, watch NBA games online
Two teams at different ends of the NBA spectrum will go head-to-head when the Los Angeles Clippers host the Charlotte Hornets at the Staples Center on Monday night.
The Clippers take part in the competition as a title favorite after their season-ending addition to reigning finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, while the Hornets are generally expected to land in the lottery following the loss of franchise point guard, Kemba Walker, in free agency. Both teams met expectations during the first week of action, as the Clippers won two of their first three games, while the Hornets lost two of three, including a game against the Lakers on Sunday night. Charlotte has at least benefited from some promising play from a couple of their young players including PJ Washington and Devonte ‘Graham.
As good as the Clippers have seen so far, they are still not at full strength, as George remains sideways due to a shoulder injury. He is expected to return sometime before Christmas, and when he does, the Clippers will be even more formidable. With that said, here’s everything you need to know about the match on Monday night between the Hornets and the Clippers.
How to look
Date: Monday, October 28 | 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
TV: NBA League Pass
Odds: LAC -3500 | CHA +1300 | (O / U 227.5)
Hornets: Expectations are low in Charlotte, as this season is really about the development of young players for the Hornets. Guys like Washington, Graham, Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk will all have plenty of opportunity to show their stuff and show that they can be legitimate building blocks for the team moving forward. In the short term, however, the Hornets simply do not have enough talent to compete with championship jumpers like the Clippers.
Clippers: Clippers have enough talent to win the title. For them, the regular season – especially match-ups against teams like the Hornets – will be used to increase chemistry and cohesion. Once they get George back in the mix, they will really be able to get an idea of their full potential. Other than that, it’s all about staying healthy for what numbers are a long push season.
Game forecast, select
Let’s not think about this. The Clippers are the more talented team, they play at home in Los Angeles and the Hornets are on the second night of a back-to-back. Clippers should take care of business. Anything less would be upset, to say the least. Select: Clippers (-16)