Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1.5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 30-41. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 23-48. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per contest and giving up 110.4, which is a point differential of -4.1.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-38-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-33-2 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 40-30-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-39-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/19/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Brooklyn
03/19/18 F Nicolas Batum Achilles is "?" Wednesday vs Brooklyn
03/09/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out for season
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
03/19/18 F Dante Cunningham Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Charlotte
Kemba Walker averages 22.6 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Dwight Howard comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 12 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 57%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.7 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Charlotte averages 107 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.93 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season. Brooklyn is 14th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.11. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Hornets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Nets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -1.5
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