Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 10/30/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
Spectrum Center is the location where the Charlotte Hornets (1-1) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (0-2) on Monday.
The Nets faced off with the Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 125-120 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Nets left the arena with 28 and the Mavericks finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They made 15 of 36 attempts from 3-point land. Dallas shot 78.6% when shooting free throws by converting 22 of 28 tries. Furthermore, Dallas snagged 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Dallas earned 20 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In relation to the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 48.4% from the floor on 44 of 91 shooting. They also doled out 30 assists in this contest as well as forcing 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 47 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Nets converted 9 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. Brooklyn ended the contest having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 of 92) and converted 21 out of their 43 three-point attempts.
Cam Thomas is one player who played a role in the matchup. Thomas went 63.2% from the field and earned 2 assists. He played 33 mins played and pulled down 7 rebounds. He notched 30 points on 12 out of 19 shooting.
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Brooklyn heads into this one with a mark of 0-2 on the year. They average 116.5 points per game (8th in the league) while shooting 49.4% from the field. The Nets are connecting on 42.9% on shots from beyond the arc (30 of 70) and 80.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Brooklyn is grabbing 48.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 60 dimes for the year, which ranks 12th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 17.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 22.0 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are able to force 9.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 45 conceded for the campaign. The Nets are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.6% (88 of 185) and they surrender 39.0 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 40.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 25th in the league in points per game allowed (119.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 111-99 when they played the Pistons. In the matter of rebounding, Charlotte allowed Detroit to snag 53 in all (12 offensive). They went 33.3% from downtown by hitting 10 of 30 and ended up going 21 out of 25 at the free throw line (84.0%). The Hornets allowed the Pistons to knock down 40 out of 88 attempts from the floor which had them at 45.5% for the game. Overall, the Hornets ended up shooting 33 for 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.5%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Charlotte knocked down 7 out of 28 attempts (25.0%). They were able to convert 26 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.5%. The Pistons committed 29 fouls in this game which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They gave up possession 18 times, while recording 13 steals for the contest. The Hornets were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 41 in the matchup.
LaMelo Ball ended up having an impact for the Hornets for this game. Ball totaled 20 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 9 assists in the matchup. He buried 4 out of 17 in the game for a rate of 23.5%, and had 9 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 1-1 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are connecting on 43.7% from the floor, which is 23rd in the NBA. Charlotte has earned 215 points this year (107.5 per contest) and they average 46.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.0 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 18.5 times per contest. The Hornets are responsible for committing 22.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line.
The Charlotte defense allows 25.4% on shots from beyond the arc (15 of 59) and opponents are connecting on 82.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 26.0 dimes and 47.5 boards every game, which is ranked 20th and 20th in the NBA. The Hornets defensively are ranked 13th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 110.5. They are forcing 18.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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