Friday, November 4, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, November 4, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 3-1. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 96.0 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 2-3. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of -4.0.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 23 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jeremy Lin averages 15 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Brook Lopez averages 19.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Charlotte averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 10.5 per game. The Hornets allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 26th with 16.8 per game. The Nets allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 26 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Nets force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 99.3. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 9.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 100.6 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 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-1-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/03/16 F Christian Wood Illness "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
11/03/16 C Roy Hibbert Knee "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
10/31/16 G Jeremy Lamb Hamstring out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/03/16 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
11/03/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
11/03/16 G Randy Foye Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
10/22/16 G Caris LeVert Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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