Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/5/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+8)
Barclays Center is the location where the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 8-point favorites. The over/under is set at 232.
The Hornets played the Magic and ended up losing by a score of 117-106 in their last game. Charlotte finished the game with a 48.7% FG percentage (38 of 78) and knocked down 9 of their 24 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hornets knocked down 21 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 84.0%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 25 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 18 turnovers and having 11 steals. Concerning defending, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 53.5% from the floor on 46 out of 86 shooting. Orlando recorded 21 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Additionally, Orlando collected 42 rebounds (13 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Orlando finished the contest at 78.9% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 19 attempts. They also converted 10 of their 26 attempts from 3-point range. Concerning fouls, the Hornets ended up with 20 and the Magic finished the game with 24 fouls.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is a guy who came through for this game. Oubre shot 52.6% from the field and totaled 2 assists. He played 41 minutes played and also collected 10 boards. He recorded 29 points on 10 out of 19 shooting.
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Charlotte will play this game with a mark of 20-45 this year. They average 112.2 points per outing (24th in the NBA) while shooting 45.5% from the field. The Hornets are hitting 32.8% on 3-pointers (699 of 2,132) and 74.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling down 45.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,629 assists on the season, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 13.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 26th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (118.1). The Hornets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.0% (2,805 of 5,849) and they surrender 46.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 30th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,716 relinquished for the campaign.
For their last game, the Nets got the victory with a final of 115-105 when they played the Celtics. Concerning how they rebounded, Brooklyn allowed Boston to grab 48 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They finished 31.0% from beyond the arc by hitting 9 of 29 and finished the game at 14 of 20 at the charity stripe (70.0%). The Nets permitted the Celtics to convert 41 out of their 84 attempts from the floor which had them at 48.8% in the game. In all, the Nets went 40 out of 95 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.1%. With regard to shots from distance, Brooklyn knocked down 14 out of their 44 tries (31.8%). They were able to make 21 of them for a percentage of 80.8%. The Celtics had 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Nets to the free throw line for 26 shots. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Nets snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for this game.
Mikal Bridges was important for the Nets in this matchup. Bridges scored 38 points in his 43 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this game. He knocked down 13 out of 22 for the game for a rate of 59.1%, and had 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 35-28 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nets are shooting 49.7% from the floor, which is ranked 3rd in the league. Brooklyn has accumulated 7,164 pts on the year (113.7 per contest) and they pull down 40.1 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 25.6 times per game (8th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Nets commit 21.9 fouls per contest and they go 79.9% from the charity stripe.
The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 15th in basketball in PPG given up with 113.3. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (4th in basketball). The Brooklyn defense gives up 37.5% on shots from distance (765 of 2,042) and their opponents are connecting on 76.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 23.1 dimes and 44.6 rebounds per game, ranking them 4th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+8)
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