Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 7 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 19-40. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 24-33. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 106.6, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-25-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-34-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-31-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-29-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
02/14/18 G Caris LeVert Knee is "?" Thursday vs Charlotte
02/01/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMarre Carroll comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. D'Angelo Russell averages 15.7 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dwight Howard averages 15.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.25 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 14th in the league with 106 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.61. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Hornets surrender 106.6 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Nets are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Hornets are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 18th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -7
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