Basketball betting experts believe the Hornets have enough talent to make the playoffs this season. Led by point guard Chris Paul, the Hornets have enough firepower to win games when healthy. Last year Peja Stojakovic played in only 13 games while Paul missed 18 and both injuries affected basketball betting lines.
NBA betting experts know that the Hornets were also depleted when David West and Bobby Jackson got hurt. The players are healthy again and the starting lineup looks good for New Orleans according to basketball betting experts. Most experts that look at basketball betting lines think the Hornets should continue to get better as Paul improves.
NBA betting fans know that Paul averaged 17.3 ppg, 4.4 rbpg and 8.9 apg last season and is the key to a starting lineup that includes Stojakovic or Morris Peterson, West, Tyson Chandler and Rasual Butler. Picking up Morris Peterson in the off-season could turn out to be an excellent move according to experts of basketball betting.
Drafting Julian Wright might be a big questionable but a lot of basketball betting experts like second round pick Adam Halauska. With a starting lineup of Paul, Stojakovic, West, Chandler and Butler, the Hornets should make an impact on the basketball betting lines many times this season.
Last year was a fluke in terms of injuries and many basketball betting experts like the chances of New Orleans this season. If Chris Paul and David West stay healthy then New Orleans is a threat to make the playoffs and affect NBA betting lines.
If they get strong play out of Peja Stojakovic and he contributes then they should be even better and a real threat each night on the basketball betting odds board. Chris Paul is always exciting and he may get some help from his teammates which would make New Orleans even more fun to watch this year.