Charlotte Hornets Odds To Win NBA Championships In 2024

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Key Takeaways

  • πŸ€ The Charlotte Hornets NBA Championship odds are +100000.
  • πŸ€ Those odds translate to a 0.1% implied probability chance.
  • πŸ€ The Hornets have never won an NBA Championship and have the longest active playoff drought in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets NBA Championship Odds

The Charlotte Hornets have yet to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy, and they've had a significant dry spell when it comes to postseason success. The last time they reached the playoffs was in 2016, and their last playoff win was in 2002. Could this be the year they turn the tide and their fortunes?

If the current odds are any indication, the Hornets will be extending their postseason drought. The Hornets Championship Odds is currently +100000.

Thanks to latest North Carolina betting laws, bettors can soon place a bet on BetMGM, DraftKings, ESPN BET, Fanatics, FanDuel, and other online sportsbooks.

Charlotte Hornets Odds To Win NBA Championship

πŸ“Š bet365+100000
πŸ“Š BetMGM+100000
πŸ“Š BetRivers+100000
πŸ“Š Betway+100000
πŸ“Š Caesars+100000
πŸ“Š DraftKings+100000
πŸ“Š ESPN BET+100000
πŸ“Š FanDuelN/A
πŸ“Š FanaticsN/A
πŸ“Š Hard Rock Bet+100000
βœ… Odds Last Verified:February 23, 2024

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Can the Charlotte Hornets Win The NBA Championship?

Although the Charlotte Hornets are 10-31 and in 13th place out of the 15 Eastern Conference teams, they still have a shot of making the playoffs and winning the NBA Championship. But it will take a monumental change from their performance in the 2023-2024 season so far.

Star point guard LaMelo Ball has missed 16 of the team's 45 games, and his presence is sorely missed. On the season, he has been averaging 24.7 points, 8.1 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game.

In his absence, they suffered the biggest loss in franchise history (135-82 vs. the Sixers). They also went on an 11-game losing streak.

There is work to be doneβ€”and there is still time left in the seasonβ€”but they have not had a successful season to this point.

Will the Hornets Win the NBA Championships in 2023-24?

The Hornets aren't likely to win the NBA Championship in 2023-24, according to their +100000 odds. That gives them just a 0.1% chance to win it.

They currently hold an 10-35 record, ranking them 13th out of the 15 teams in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte Hornets NBA Championship Odds Change Over Time

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πŸ“… Oct. 30+80000
πŸ“… Nov. 6+80000
πŸ“… Nov. 10+100000
πŸ“… Jan. 4+100000
πŸ“… Jan. 18+100000
πŸ“… Jan. 24+100000

Who’s Favored To Win The NBA Championship In 2024?

The Boston Celtics are currently favored to win the 2023-2024 NBA Championship. They are listed with +300 odds at DraftKings, giving them an implied probability of 25% to win the title.

Latest Updates Impacting Charlotte Hornets Championship Odds

  • πŸ“…  Jan. 24: The NC Lottery Commission announces that Hornets betting will go live on March 11.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 23: Terry Rozier is traded to the Miami Heat for a 2027 first-round pick and Kyle Lowry.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 12: LaMelo Ball returns to the lineup and scores 28 points in a loss to the Spurs.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 2: Charlotte snaps their 11-game losing streak, beating the Sacramento Kings on the road, 111-104.
  • πŸ“… Dec. 20: Trade rumors continue to heat up around Gordon Hayward.
  • πŸ“… Nov. 17: The Hornets agree to a partnership with bet365 NC.
  • πŸ“… Nov. 17: Miles Bridges is eligible to return to the team following his suspension.
  • πŸ“… Oct. 31: The Hornets exercise the third-year option on center Mark Williams.
  • πŸ“… Oct. 24: The Hornets sign veteran point guard Ish Smith in free agency.
  • πŸ“… Oct. 20: A wrongful death lawsuit is filed against Brandon Miller for "negligence" stemming from a shooting in Tuscaloosa while Miller was a student.
  • πŸ“… Oct. 9: Historically, the Hornets have had a .529 win percentage in October, according to BetCarolina.com data.
  • πŸ“… Aug. 29: The Hornets re-sign forward P.J. Washington to a new contract.
  • πŸ“… Aug. 5: The Hornets sign veteran point guard Frank Ntilikina in free agency.
  • πŸ“… Aug. 3: Majority owner and Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan completes the sale of his stake in the Hornets to a group led by Gabe Plotkin and Rick Schnall .
  • πŸ“… July 7: The Hornets finalize a five-year, $260 million contract extension with guard LaMelo Ball.
  • πŸ“… July 2: The Hornets re-sign forward Miles Bridges.
  • πŸ“… June 22: The Hornets select Alabama forward Brandon Miller with the second overall selection of the NBA draft, and Arkansas guard Nick Smith Jr. with the 27th pick.
  • πŸ“… April 14: The NBA suspends Miles Bridges for 30 games without pay as a result of a domestic violence incident.

When, Where, & How To Watch The Hornets Play in the NBA Championships Game

The NBA Finals will be televised by ABC, with the start date of June 6, 2024, locked in. There are seven games on the calendar in case the series goes down to the wire. Game 2 is June 9, Game 3 is June 12 and Game 4 is June 14.

If necessary, Game 5 is June 17, Game 6 is June 20 and Game 7 is June 23.

This is a change from past years, when the NBA built flexibility into its finals schedule so that there were not too many down days if mismatches produced sweeps in the first three rounds.

  • πŸ“… Date: June 6, 2024
  • ⏰ Start time: 9 p.m. ET
  • πŸ“Ί How To Watch: ABC

Key Contributors on the Hornets Roster

Since he was drafted in 2020, LaMelo Ball has been the star point guard who has the carried the Charlotte Hornets each season. A magnificent playmaker who has improved his outside shooting, Ball has been the Hornets' go-to player on offense. On the season, he has been 24.7 points, 8.2 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game.

He is flanked on the wing by an explosive scorer in guard Terry Rozier. In Ball's absence, Rozier became the team leader in points (24) and assists (6.7) per game before being traded to the Heat.

Miles Bridges has also taken a more prominent role in scoring, ranking third in points per game with 20.4 Bridges returned from missing all of last season and some of 2023 after a domestic violence incident.

Lastly, the Hornets hope that their rookie forward Brandon Miller emerges quickly this season after drafting him second overall in the 2023 NBA Draft.

The Hornets are led by head coach Steve Clifford.

Hornets Championship History

Founded in 1988 as an expansion team, the Charlotte Hornets quickly gained popularity amongst fans in North Carolina and around the world with their exciting brand of basketball, fun player personalities, and electrifying atmosphere in the Charlotte Coliseum.

Early Hornets teams were led by stars such as Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, and Glen Rice.

Then-owner George Shinn relocated the franchise to New Orleans in 2002 amidst financial troubles, leaving Charlotte without an NBA team. Fortunately, Charlotte did not have to wait long for a new one. In 2004, the NBA awarded Charlotte another expansion team, the Charlotte Bobcats.

Despite re-starting the Charlotte franchise began with disappointing seasons, the Bobcats eventually found success under the leadership of then-majority owner Michael Jordan. In 2010, they drafted Kemba Walker, who became the franchise's all-time leading scorer and led the Bobcats to their first playoff appearance in 2014.

In 2014, the Charlotte Bobcats became the Charlotte Hornets once again, and the team playing at the New Orleans Arena was dubbed the Pelicans. Since then, they have yet to capture an NBA title, let alone postseason success.

Led by young, talented high-draft picks in LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller, the future appears to be bright for a franchise that has yet to win an NBA playoff series since 2002.

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