Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 20-45. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 28-37. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per contest and giving up 107.0, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-27-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-37-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-34-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 31-32-2 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/06/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.6 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Dwight Howard averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th 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 26th in the league. They average 45 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 13th in the league with 106.5 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.46. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Hornets surrender 107 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season.
The Nets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hornets are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 16th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +7.5
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