Sunday, February 21, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 28-26 and a road record of 9-17. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. Charlotte is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-13. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 15-40 and a home record of 11-21. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.5 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of -7. Brooklyn has a division record of 5-6 and a conference record of 9-24. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.7 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.4 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Charlotte averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Hornets allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 96.5 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 21st with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nets score 97.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5.8 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 101.7 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-26-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-28-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-27-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-27-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/20/16 F Spencer Hawes Back expected to miss Sunday vs. Brooklyn
02/20/16 G Courtney Lee Acquired probable Sunday vs. Brooklyn
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
02/20/16 C Andrea Bargnani Illness "?" Sunday vs. Charlotte
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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