The Charlotte Hornets will visit the Golden State Warriors this Saturday looking to make it back-to-back wins. They visit the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA with tip-off at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Hornets are coming off a win over the Sacramento Kings while the Warriors are set to face the San Antonio Spurs first on Friday. The Dubs are on a two-game losing streak as of this writing.

The Hornets are not exactly one of the hot teams right now but could catch a break against the depleted dubs. The Warriors roster further diminished following the hand injury of Stephen Curry. Draymond Green will have to step up from here on and get some support from D'Angelo Russell.

The Hornets boast of decent offense in this matchup, averaging 108 points per outing. Leading the way for Charlotte is Devonte Graham who is norming 16.4 points along with three rebounds and 7.6 assists. PJ Washington and Terry Rozier are also helping out, averaging 15.8 points and 15.2 points respectively.

Defensively, the Hornets don't exactly boast of the best. They are giving up 117.6 points per outing. Against the Kings, they blew a big lead in the fourth quarter and almost lost. They hung on to win, 118-111, the Charlotte Observer reported.

On the other end, it may take a humongous effort from the boys of head coach Steve Kerr to even the odds. Before Curry's injury, the Dubs were already trying to make do with a small rotation. They are also looking for their first regular-season home win of the year.

The Dubs have simply not been the same on both ends. Aside from Curry, Klay Thompson is also out as he recovers from an ACL injury. They have managed to play well offensively, averaging 114.5 points per game.

However, the Warriors are stumbling on the defensive side. They are allowing opponents to score 126.3 points per game, something that needs to be addressed. The woes by piling up for the Dubs but expect them to go down fighting.

Oddsmakers pick the Hornets as favorites to prevail over the Warriors, 23-7. A big reason for this is because Charlotte has been playing well in most of their games on the road. The only tarnish was that loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, 120-101.

Draymond Green
Draymond Green has missed eight games for the Golden State Warriors with a toe injury. In this picture, Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors defended by Rodney Hood #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, June 8, 2018. Jason Miller/Getty Images