Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -3.5
Taurean Waller-Prince and the Brooklyn Nets (11-10, 4th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Spectrum Center on Friday where they'll take on the Charlotte Hornets (9-14, 3rd in the Southeast Division). Charlotte opens this game as 3.5 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 218.
The Nets cover 52.4% of the time, having gone 11-10-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 52.2% of the time, going 12-11-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/3/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Taurean Waller-Prince comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 20.8 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Terry Rozier averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 16.0 per game. The Nets allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 25th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Hornets are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Hornets surrender 112.8 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.6 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Nets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Charlotte is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn -3.5
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