Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 10/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+8.5)
Barclays Center is the location where the Brooklyn Nets (1-1) will attempt to beat the Charlotte Hornets (2-0) on Sunday. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 8.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 231.5.
The Hornets faced off with the Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 123-112 in their last contest. Charlotte finished having earned a 52.7% field goal percentage (48 of 91) and made 13 of their 32 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hornets buried 14 of 17 attempts for a rate of 82.4%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 46 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 32 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 13 steals. In reference to defending, Charlotte allowed 51.2% from the floor on 43 of 84 shooting. Cleveland earned 36 assists and had 26 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Cleveland pulled down 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 1 block. Cleveland finished 85.0% from the charity stripe by burying 17 of 20 attempts. They also converted 9 of 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
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Miles Bridges is one player who played a role in this contest. He accounted for 30 points on 13 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins played and also collected 7 rebounds. Bridges finished the game at 54.2% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
Charlotte will take the court with a record of 2-0 for the season. They are averaging 123.0 points per outing (6th in the league) while shooting 47.5% from the floor. The Hornets are connecting on 41.3% from downtown (26 of 63) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Charlotte is grabbing 46.0 boards per game and has earned 61 dimes this year, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Hornets are forcing 18.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 25th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 55 conceded so far this season. The Hornets are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.9% (36 of 39) and they surrender 43.5 boards per contest as a team. They are giving up 33.3% on 3-point shots and they are 20th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (117.0).
For their last game, the Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 114-109 against the 76ers. The Nets collected 36 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The 76ers earned 8 fouls for the contest which got the Nets to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 83.3%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Brooklyn made 12 of 38 tries (31.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets went 41 out of 88 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.6%. The Nets permitted the 76ers to convert 43 of 91 tries from the floor which had them shooting 47.3% for this game. They shot 38.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 14 out of 36 and finished the game at 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). With respect to attacking the glass, Brooklyn allowed Philadelphia to pull down 30 overall (5 offensive).
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets in this contest. He made 9 out of 20 in this game for a rate of 45.0%, and added 15 rebounds. Durant earned 29 points in his 37 mins on the court and totaled 12 assists in the game.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 1-1 on the season. Brooklyn has 218 points this year (109.0 per game) and they collect 45.5 rebounds per game. The Nets commit 16.5 fouls every game and they go 70.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Nets are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which is 17th in the league. They are dishing out assists 22.5 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.0 times per game. The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 118.0. The Brooklyn defense gives up 38.3% on 3-point attempts (31 of 81) and opponents are converting on 79.3% of their foul shots. They have given up 21.0 dimes and 44.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 9th and 13th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 9.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (20th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+8.5)
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