Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/28/2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, December 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 17-19. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.5 as they average 111.2 points per contest while giving up 111.6 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 16-17. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 113.4 points per contest and give up 111.5, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-17-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-15-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/26/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
D'Angelo Russell comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 18.1 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jeremy Lamb scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kemba Walker averages 25.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.3 per game. The Nets allow 111.6 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 8th in the NBA with 113.4 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.88. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 24.2. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Hornets give up 111.5 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Nets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Brooklyn is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Hornets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +4.5
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