Friday, April 8, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 21-57 and a road record of 7-32. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. Brooklyn is 6-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-36. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 45-33 and a home record of 28-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 2.5. Charlotte has a division record of 7-7 and a conference record of 30-18. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Wayne Ellington averages 7.7 points per game in 21.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.2 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brooklyn averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Charlotte averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12.5 per game. The Hornets allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Hornets force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Nets average 98.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 93.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -17 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.1 and a defensive rating of 110.5. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hornets score 105 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-40-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 38-39-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 40-37-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-40-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
04/06/16 F Willie Reed Personal out for season
04/03/16 C Brook Lopez None out for season
04/03/16 F Thaddeus Young None out for season
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/07/16 F Nicolas Batum Knee "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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