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The Charlotte Hornets are in a race to the bottom of the NBA standings, having one of the worst records in the league and third-youngest roster by average age. Only two members of the 2023-24 team have more than five seasons of experience, and six of the 18 rostered players are rookies.

There could be some help on the way in the form of the 2024 Draft Lottery, though if the pick is outside the Top 14, the pick instead would go to the San Antonio Spurs as part of a series of trades that originated with Charlotte sending the pick to the New York Knicks for the draft rights to Kai Jones.

With online sports betting launching in North Carolina, we put this piece together to provide you with the latest Charlotte Hornets betting odds and information. You’ll also find details on how to watch the games on TV and in person, information on signing up for online sportsbooks, and a timeline of the history of the team.

How to bet on the Charlotte Hornets on an online sportsbook in North Carolina

Now that North Carolina has launched online sports betting, you can make your wagers by following these steps.

  1. Get up to date on what sportsbooks are available: We’ve streamlined your sportsbook signup process by writing thorough reviews of each approved NC sportsbook site, complete with overall scores of the operator based on five key areas of performance.
  2. Complete the signup process: Within those sportsbook reviews, we’ve linked to the registration form and provided you with access to the best possible welcome bonus through the operator so you can hopefully start your sports betting journey on a profitable note!
  3. Make a deposit: Unfortunately, you still have to make a deposit before you can claim a welcome bonus offer (and in some cases, you’ll need to make a real-money wager as well). Our sportsbook reviews will list available banking methods so you can know what to use before you sign up.
  4. (Optional) Download the mobile app: Mobile and online sports betting account for nearly 90% of all sports wagers placed in the United States. While you don’t necessarily have to go that route, it can be a preferred method of gambling for some players. Do what’s best for you in that regard.
  5. Research the wagers and shop the odds: After you’ve done some research on the Hornets’ upcoming games, analyzed their opponents, and isolated some matchups to target at the sportsbooks, take a look around to see which site is offering the most favorable odds for your wagers. While these differences may seem small, they can add up to considerable gains over time as you continue to make your bets.

What are some ways to watch or stream the Charlotte Hornets in NC?

You can watch the Charlotte Hornets in NC by tuning your TV to Bally Sports Southeast. Select games throughout the year may also be on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

Streaming services like NBA League Pass will carry the game but you may be subject to a local blackout if you’re still in North Carolina.

Which bet types are available for the Charlotte Hornets?

There are many types of bets available for the Charlotte Hornets that you can find at North Carolina sportsbooks. Here are some of the favorite NBA betting markets.

  • Moneyline and Spread bets: While the moneyline wager focuses on the straight-up winner of the game, the spread bet hones in on the anticipated margin of victory. Say for example the Hornets were listed as 3.5-point favorites against the Washington Wizards. In this scenario, if Charlotte won by exactly three points, a moneyline bet on the Hornets would win but a spread bet would not. Charlotte would have needed to win by at least four points for the spread bet to hit in this situation.
  • Totals: Another popular bet type is the totals or “over/under” market. For totals wagers, instead of picking the winner of the game, you’re instead tasked with projecting the combined point total of the two teams and whether that total will be over or under a predetermined mark projected by the sportsbook without having the winning team tied to the result.
  • Props: Prop bets, in particular player-focused props, are a fun way to bet on the game without having to worry about whether the Hornets win or lose. They also make up the bulk of same game parlay wagers. Some examples of prop bets for the Hornets would be LaMelo Ball’s combined Points+Assists+Rebounds (PAR), whether Terry Rozier hits over or under 2.5 three-point field goals made, or if Charlotte has the lead at the end of the first quarter.

Do the Charlotte Hornets have any sportsbook partnerships?

Yes, the Charlotte Hornets have a sportsbook partnership with bet365 Sportsbook NC. The Hornets and bet365 reached a deal in November 2023 to allow the sportsbook to have signage inside the Spectrum Center (Charlotte’s home arena), as well as on the team website, social media pages, and during the radio and television broadcasts.

Where do the Charlotte Hornets play?

The Charlotte Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center (333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202) in uptown Charlotte. It opened in 2005 as Charlotte Bobcats Arena before being renamed Time Warner Cable Arena in 2008 and Spectrum Center in 2018. The venue is also used for concerts, professional wrestling, circuses, musical acts, and much more when the Hornets aren’t playing.

How do I buy tickets to see the Charlotte Hornets play live?

You can buy tickets to see the Charlotte Hornets play live by going to Ticketmaster (which can be accessed through the team website) or by using a ticket resale broker like VividSeats, SeatGeek, or StubHub. You can also use the team website to find information about group tickets, premium seating, and season ticket packages.

Tickets are sold in a digital-only capacity, so you won't have any physical tickets printed for the game. You’ll also need to have a cell phone or mobile device that can be scanned at the Spectrum Center for admission.

History of the Charlotte Hornets

The history of the Charlotte Hornets gets a bit messy thanks to a temporary move to New Orleans before returning to the Queen City. Here are some of the important moments to know in the team timeline.

  • 1985: Inspired by the success and popularity of college basketball in North Carolina, George Shinn united a group of local businessmen to try to bring an NBA franchise to Charlotte. The group was awarded a team in 1987.
  • 1988: The Charlotte Hornets take to the court for the first time, calling the Charlotte Coliseum home. The team earned its first victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on November 8, and on December 23, the Hornets beat Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in Jordan’s return to NC as a professional (he played his college games at the University of North Carolina).
  • 1991: Charlotte lands the first overall pick in the draft and selects Larry Johnson, a forward out of UNLV. Johnson would be named Rookie of the Year during the 1991-92 season and be a productive player for the Hornets and spend half his career in Charlotte. He still ranks in the Top 10 of many all-time stat categories for the team, including points (fourth), rebounds (second), offensive rebounds (first), assists (sixth), and free throws (third).
  • 1992-93: Led by Johnson and 1992 second overall pick Alonzo Mourning, Charlotte advances to the playoffs after finishing fifth in the Eastern Conference and wins its first round series against the Boston Celtics (3-1). The New York Knicks eliminated the Hornets in the second round (4-1).
  • 1996: The Hornets draft Kobe Bryant with the 13th overall pick but trade him on draft night to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Vlade Divac. Bryant would become one of the most dominant players in NBA history while Divac spent two seasons with the Hornets before signing as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings.
  • 2003: The Hornets announce the team will be moving to New Orleans after declining attendance (with the team’s struggle to get past the second round of the playoffs and George Shinn’s declining popularity in Charlotte cited as reasons for the decline).
  • 2004: The NBA creates an expansion franchise, the “Charlotte Bobcats,” to avoid a lawsuit following the Hornets’ move to New Orleans. The Bobcats would consistently struggle in the standings, setting a record for lowest win percentage in a season during the 2012 campaign (with a 7-59 record). Though the Bobcats made the playoffs twice (in 2010 and 2014), the team never won a playoff game.
  • 2011: Charlotte drafts point guard Kemba Walker, who would become the first player to score 10,000 career points with the franchise. When he left the team in free agency in 2019, Walker was the franchise leader in points (12,009), three-point field goals (1,283), minutes played (20,607), and free throws (2,398).
  • 2014: The Bobcats rebrand as the Charlotte Hornets, becoming the second iteration of the team, while the New Orleans Hornets rebranded as the Pelicans.
  • 2016: Charlotte returns to the playoffs but loses in the first round to the Miami Heat after holding a 3-2 series lead. The Hornets have not been back to the playoffs since then.
  • 2023: The Hornets move up in the draft lottery to land the second overall pick, which was used to select Alabama forward Brandon Miller.

Yes, it is legal to bet on the Charlotte Hornets in North Carolina, effective as of March 11, 2024. Those who have not yet registered for sportsbooks can now do so via the links in our online sportsbook review pages.


What are the most common mistakes to avoid when betting on the Charlotte Hornets?

The most common mistake to avoid when betting on the Charlotte Hornets is wagering more money than you can afford, especially when “chasing losses” (trying to win back all losses with one massive wager). Only gamble what you can afford to lose, and know when to walk away and take a break to adjust your betting strategies.

How important are player injuries and trades in Charlotte Hornets betting?

Injuries and trades are important factors to consider when betting on the Charlotte Hornets as they can dramatically shift the betting odds. This page will make sure you’re up to date on the latest trade and injury news involving the team.

Can I place live bets during Charlotte Hornets games?

Yes, once online sports betting goes live in North Carolina on March 11, 2024, you will be able to place live bets during Charlotte Hornets games. Live betting is a fun way to wager that involves quick decision-making ability and a keen understanding of the flow of the game.

How does the NBA schedule influence betting on Charlotte Hornets games?

The main way the NBA schedule influences betting on Charlotte Hornets games comes when the team (or their opponent) is playing games on back-to-back games. This won’t happen too often during the year, as the NBA has made an effort in recent years to reduce the number of back-to-backs that teams play.

Are there any specific betting rules to know for NBA games like those of the Charlotte Hornets?

There are a few specific betting rules to know for NBA games; typically the specifics can be found in the “House Rules” section of the sportsbook. Some examples of these include minimum game length before a final can be declared (NBA games are 48 minutes without overtime, sportsbooks typically require at least 9-10 minutes of the fourth quarter to be played before ruling the score final), voiding bets if the end of a game is delayed by more than 24 hours, and various considerations for futures bets (such a season length, settling bets according to the NBA.com website, etc).