Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+12)
The Charlotte Hornets (27-27) are headed to Barclays Center on Friday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (37-18). Charlotte opens this contest as 12-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 227.
The Charlotte Hornets took the court against the Cleveland Cavaliers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 103-90 in their last contest. Charlotte finished having earned a 40.5% field goal percentage (34 out of 84) and converted 16 of their 44 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hornets made 6 of their 12 tries for a rate of 50.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Charlotte allowed 48.7% from the field on 37 of 76 shooting. Cleveland distributed 27 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. On top of that, Cleveland had 47 rebounds (9 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Cleveland walked away from this one shooting 84.2% from the free throw line by making 16 of 19 tries. They made 13 out of their 31 attempts from three-point range.
Terry Rozier is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. He scored 22 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 43:14 minutes and collected 7 rebounds. Rozier finished 45.0% from the floor and earned 8 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Hornets was Miles Bridges. He totaled 7 rebounds in his 37:16 min played. He shot 46.7% from the floor for the game by going 7-of-15 (20 points). Overall, Bridges accounted for 1 assist.
Charlotte enters this matchup with a record of 27-27 so far this season. They are averaging 110.2 pts per contest (21st in basketball) while shooting 45.7% from the field. The Hornets are shooting 37.6% from downtown (750 of 1,994) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Charlotte is collecting 43.9 boards per game and is sitting with 1,442 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 15.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Hornets are able to force 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 13th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.3). The Hornets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (811 of 999) and they surrender 44.8 boards per game as a group. They rank 29th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,486 surrendered on the season.
For their last game, the Brooklyn Nets went home defeated by a final of 123-117 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Nets snagged 32 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 43 for this game. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The 76ers were called for 21 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They were able to knock down 27 of those for a percentage of 90.0%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Brooklyn converted 4 out of 21 tries (19.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets finished the game shooting 43 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.8%. The Nets allowed the 76ers to bury 45 of 87 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 51.7% in the game. They wrapped up this game 46.4% from 3-point land via 13 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 25 at the charity stripe (80.0%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Brooklyn permitted Philadelphia to grab 32 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Kyrie Irving pitched in for the Nets for this contest. He converted 13 out of 22 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 59.1%, and had 3 rebounds. Irving recorded 37 points in his 33:13 mins of playing time and had 9 dimes for this contest. One more player that played a role for Brooklyn was Landry Shamet. He ended up finishing with 3 dimes in 36:14 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 out of 10 from the floor. Shamet ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor in addition to earning 17 points and 1 rebound.
Brooklyn has a mark of 37-18 this year. When it comes to offense, the Nets are shooting 49.4% from the field, which ranks them 1st in the league. Brooklyn has earned 6,534 points for the year (118.8 per game) and they average 44.5 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.7 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. The Nets have committed 19.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 80.5% from the free throw line. The Nets on defense are ranked 23rd in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.2. The Brooklyn defense allows 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (715 of 1,956) and their opponents are knocking down 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 24.4 dimes and 42.2 rebounds per game, which is ranked 12th and 6th in basketball. They are able to force 12.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+12)
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