Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets Free NBA Picks & Odds 1-21-2017
by Tony Sink - 1/20/2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 13 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 8-33. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.6 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 115.0 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 21-21. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 14.2 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Cody Zeller averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
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Brooklyn averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The Nets allow 115 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Charlotte averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 102.8 and a defensive rating of 112.2. In terms of pace they average 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 96.5 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 31% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-21-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-17-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-21-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/19/17 G Jeremy Lamb Toe is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -13
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