Charlotte Hornets vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (-3)
Toyota Center is the venue where and the Houston Rockets (12-30) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (21-21) on Wednesday. Charlotte opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 224.
The Charlotte Hornets faced the San Antonio Spurs and took home the win by a score of 100-97 in their last game. Charlotte wrapped up the game having earned a 42.0% field goal percentage (34 of 81) and converted 12 of their 32 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Hornets made 20 of 23 attempts for a rate of 87.0%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected 40 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 46.2% from the field on 36 of 78 shooting. San Antonio distributed 17 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In addition, San Antonio pulled down 38 rebounds (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 7 blocked shots. San Antonio went 82.4% from the free throw line by converting 14 of their 17 attempts. They also converted 11 out of their 32 attempts from downtown.
Gordon Hayward is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. He walked away with 27 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 36:52 minutes and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Hayward finished the contest at 47.4% from the field and dished out 6 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Hornets was Terry Rozier. He collected 3 rebounds in his 38:38 minutes on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 35.3% from the field for the game via 6-of-17 (24 points). Overall, Rozier had 6 assists.
Charlotte will play this contest with a win-loss record of 21-21 this season. They turn it over 15.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.4 fouls every game. As a unit, Charlotte is collecting 43.8 boards per game and has totaled 1,138 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Hornets are shooting 38.3% on shots from 3-point land (582 of 1,520) and 77.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.7 points per game (19th in basketball) while connecting on 46.1% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hornets are forcing 15.4 turnovers every game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 30th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,173 surrendered this season. The Hornets defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.5% (648 of 803) and they surrender 44.6 boards per game as a squad. They give up 37.0% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 21st in basketball in PPG allowed (113.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Houston Rockets went home victorious with a score of 117-99 when they played the Toronto Raptors. The Rockets were able to corral 37 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this contest. They turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Raptors had 24 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.8%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Houston made 14 out of their 36 tries (38.9%). Overall, the Rockets finished the game shooting 41 for 90 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.6%. The Rockets allowed the Raptors to make 37 out of 87 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 42.5% for this game. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by hitting 10 out of 40 and finished the contest at 15 out of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Houston permitted Toronto to grab 44 in total (8 offensive).
Jae'Sean Tate ended up being important for the Rockets in the game. He converted 8 of 9 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 88.9%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Tate earned 22 points in his 40:18 minutes of playing time and had 5 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Houston was Sterling Brown. He ended up with 2 assists in his 33:42 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 7 out of 10 from the floor. Brown wrapped this one up going 70.0% from the floor as well as collecting 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Houston has a record of 12-30 for the campaign. The Rockets are committing 20.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.2 times per game (28th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. Houston has earned 4,498 pts so far this year (107.1 per contest) and they grab 42.4 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Rockets are connecting on 43.5% from the floor, which ranks them 29th in basketball. The Rockets on defense are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG allowed with 113.4. They have relinquished 24.0 dimes and 48.4 boards every game, which is ranked 11th and 29th in the league. The Houston defense gives up 37.2% on 3-point attempts (529 of 1,421) and their opposition knocks down 78.0% of their free throw shots. They have forced 15.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (17th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston (+3)
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