Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions, NBA Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -3
Spectrum Center is the venue where Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (19-36, 4th in the Southeast Division) will play the Brooklyn Nets (25-29, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Saturday. Charlotte opens this contest as 3 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 215.5.
The Nets cover the spread 48.1% of the time, having gone 26-28-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering 49.1% of the time, going 27-28-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joe Harris comes into this game averaging 13.8 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 21.0 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 6.6 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Terry Rozier scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Devonte' Graham averages 17.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 7.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.4 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 48.3 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.7 per game. The Nets allow 111.0 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 22.0 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA with 102.9 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.98. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.7. The Hornets are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Hornets give up 109.9 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.7 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Nets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 8th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Hornets are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 24th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +3
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