Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 39-30 and a road record of 13-19. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. Charlotte is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-15. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 19-50 and a home record of 12-23. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of -6.5. Brooklyn has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 10-30. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 15 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Charlotte averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 98.3 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Nets allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. 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 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nets score 98.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 112 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5.3 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 103.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-32-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-35-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-34-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-33-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
03/21/16 C Brook Lopez Virus "?" Tuesday vs. Charlotte
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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