Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+4.5)
Barclays Center is the site where and the Brooklyn Nets (32-15) will play the Charlotte Hornets (24-22) on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Brooklyn as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 233.
The Charlotte Hornets played the Washington Wizards and walked away with a win by a score of 114-104 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the game having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (42 of 90) and made 14 out of their 34 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Hornets made 16 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 84.2%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 50 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 24 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning defense, Charlotte allowed 41.0% from the floor on 41 out of 100 shooting. Washington distributed 22 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, Washington snagged 51 rebounds (15 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Washington finished the game at 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 15 tries. They buried 10 out of their 37 tries from 3-point land.
Terry Rozier is one guy who was a factor for the game. He was able to score 27 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He played 38:44 mins played and snagged 7 rebounds. Rozier shot 50.0% from the field and distributed 4 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in the game for the Hornets was Gordon Hayward. He had 11 rebounds in his 39:03 minutes played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 47.4% from the field for the matchup by hitting 9-of-19 (26 points). At the conclusion of this game, Hayward totaled 6 assists.
Charlotte will play this contest with a record of 24-22 this year. They turn it over 15.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling down 44.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,235 assists so far this season, which is 5th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Hornets are hitting 38.4% on shots from 3-point land (645 of 1,678) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They average 111.7 points per outing (20th in the NBA) while going 46.2% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. The Hornets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.8% (692 of 875) and they surrender 44.6 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 30th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,264 relinquished this season. They are surrendering 36.2% from 3-point land and they are 17th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.1).
In their last game, the Brooklyn Nets got the victory with a final of 112-107 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nets earned 43 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 50 for the game. They also coughed it up 14 times, while earning 10 steals in this contest. The Timberwolves were called for 25 fouls for the contest which got the Nets to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 88.0%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Brooklyn converted 10 of 30 attempts (33.3%). In all, the Nets finished 40 for 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.1%. The Nets permitted the Timberwolves to convert 40 of their 103 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.8% in the game. They finished shooting 31.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 14 of 44 and ended up going 13 out of 17 at the charity stripe (76.5%). Concerning rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Minnesota to get 51 overall (17 offensive).
James Harden ended up being a major contributor for the Nets in this game. He buried 11 out of 25 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 44.0%, and had 11 rebounds. Harden had 38 points in his 40:21 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 13 dimes in the game. One more player who came through for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He ended up finishing with 3 assists in his 33:10 mins played, and he knocked down 11 out of 22 from the floor. Irving walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 27 points and 7 boards.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 32-15 on the campaign. The Nets are committing 18.9 fouls every game and they go 79.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.5 times per game (7th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. Brooklyn has totaled 5,598 points on the year (119.1 per contest) and they pull in 44.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Nets are connecting on 49.5% from the field, which ranks them 1st in the league. The Nets on defense are ranked 26th in the NBA in points given up per game with 114.9. The Brooklyn defense allows 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (616 of 1,689) and opponents are connecting on 78.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 24.5 assists and 42.6 total rebounds per game, ranking them 14th and 8th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+4.5)
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