Monday, December 26, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 17-13. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 7-22. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 114.7, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kemba Walker averages 22.6 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 15.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Charlotte averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 102.1 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 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 30th with 17.3 per game. The Nets allow 114.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nets force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 96.5 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 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nets rating on offense is 103.2 and they have a defensive rating of 111.5. They get 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-15-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-12-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-11-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/24/16 G Marco Belinelli Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/24/16 G Isaiah Whitehead Foot "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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