Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 2 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 16-16. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 112.8 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 16-19 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 110.5 points per game and surrender 111.1, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-17-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-18-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/23/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 24.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Jeremy Lamb averages 14.9 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. D'Angelo Russell averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.0 per game. The Hornets allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 17th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Nets are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Nets surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Hornets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.6 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 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Charlotte is 30th 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 12th in the league.
Brooklyn is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Nets are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 22nd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -2
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