Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/11/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -9
Barclays Center is the site where Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets (13-10, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Charlotte Hornets (9-16, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Wednesday. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 9 point favorites. The total has been set at 218.
The Hornets are covering the spread 48.0% of the time, having gone 12-13-0 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 56.5% of the time, going 13-10-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/9/2019 Marvin Williams PF Knee Game Time Decision
12/8/2019 P.J PF Ankle Game Time Decision
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/8/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
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
Devonte' Graham comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Terry Rozier averages 17.5 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 20.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.7 per game. The Hornets allow 113.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 27.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 11th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Nets are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Nets surrender 112.9 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Charlotte is 6th 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.
Brooklyn is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Nets are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 16th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +9
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