How Do Hornets Perform Compared to Preseason Win Total?

How Do Hornets Perform Compared to Preseason Win Total?
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The NBA preseason tips off next week and the Charlotte Hornets are looking to improve from last season's 14th spot in the Eastern Conference standings. 

With the regular season starting on Oct. 24, – your source for North Carolina sports betting - utilized historical data from to see how the Hornets have done against their preseason win total dating back to 2010-11. Currently, the Hornets’ win total sits at 30.5. Win totals for the 2019-20 were not included due to the shortened season. Below are the results:

Hornets Season Win Total History

SeasonPreseason Win TotalFinal Record/Result
2010-1139.534-48; Under
2011-1219.57-58; Under
2012-1319.521-61; Over
2013-142643-39; Over
2014-154533-49; Under
2015-163448-34; Over
2016-1742.536-46; Under
2017-1842.536-46; Under
2018-1935.539-43; Over
2020-2126.533-39; Over
2021-2238.543-39; Over
2022-2334.527-55; Under

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Lately, Hornets Have Surpassed Win Totals

Dating back to 2010-11, the Hornets have gone over their win total six times (50%), including three of the last four seasons, starting with 2018-19. But when Charlotte’s win total is above 30, they hit the over just 37.5% of the time. Last season, Charlotte’s 27 wins snapped a string of eight consecutive seasons of 33 victories or better. In their first 20 games last season, the Hornets posted a 6-14 record. They  were 3-3 after their first six games but were 3-11 thereafter.

Heading into the weekend, the Hornets are a whopping +25000 to win the Eastern Conference at BetMGM North Carolina. That is tied for worst with the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.  Health will be a priority as point guard LaMelo Ball, forward Gordon Hayward and shooting guards Terry Rozier and Cody Martin all missed time off last year due to injuries. Power forward Miles Bridges is also back, having missed the entire 2022-23 season after being charged with felony domestic violence. He begins this year’s campaign serving a 10-game suspension.

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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