Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets Prediction ATS
Brooklyn Nets (32-33 SU, 24-39-2 ATS) vs. Charlotte Hornets (32-33 SU, 35-28-2 ATS)
When: Tuesday March 08 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Point Spread: BRO -3.5/CHA +3.5 (Opened BRO -1.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 to receive a real cash bonus up to $300!)
Total: 241 (Opened at 239.5)
Money Line: Brooklyn Nets -157/Charlotte Hornets 130
Power Rating: BRO -3.5
Probable Starting Lineups
Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving, SG Seth Curry, SF Bruce Brown, PF Kevin Durant, C Andre Drummond
Charlotte Hornets PG LaMelo Ball, SG Terry Rozier, SF Kelly Oubre, PF Miles Bridges, C Mason Plumlee
LaMarcus Aldridge: Hip (OUT)
Kyrie Irving: Personal (QUESTIONABLE)
Cam Thomas: Back (QUESTIONABLE)
Joe Harris: Ankle (OUT)
Ben Simmons: Back (OUT)
James Bouknight: Neck (QUESTIONABLE)
Jalen McDaniels: Ankle (OUT)
Gordon Hayward: Ankle (OUT)
The Charlotte Hornets host the Brooklyn Nets in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Spectrum Center.
The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 32-33, placing them 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Brooklyn is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 19-15. Over the Nets’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Brooklyn’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 112.0 points per game. Combined, the Nets’ last five opponents are giving up 107.0 points per contest. A key reason for Brooklyn’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 121.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 111.8. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, the team fell to Boston by a score of 126-120.
The Charlotte Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 32-33, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Charlotte is above .500 at home, holding a record of 16-15. The Hornets have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Charlotte is averaging 120.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 114.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Hornets have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 113.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 114.6. In the Charlotte Hornets’ most recent game, Charlotte took down San Antonio by a score of 123-117.
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Individual Player Analysis
As Brooklyn travels to take on the Charlotte Hornets, the Nets’ leading scorer is Kevin Durant. Through 37 games, Durant is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 43.0% of his games. Against the Hornets, Durant will need to be on top of his game as Charlotte is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 29.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Miles Bridges leads the Hornets in scoring, averaging 19 points across his 64 games. Throughout the season, Bridges has outscored his season average in 52.0% of his outings. Given that Brooklyn’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Miles Bridges should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Nets have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.92% of their games, giving them a rank of 23rd among NBA defenses.
The Hornets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 109 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Charlotte is winning at a rate of 59%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 12.0 points. On the other side, the Nets hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 11 games as the better defensive team, picking up 6 wins.
Heading into today’s matchup, the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets have met up for one game. Charlotte took game one by a score of 111-95.
How the Public is Betting the Nets vs Hornets
67% are betting the Nets against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 241.5
Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Nets are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Nets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Hornets are 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog.
- Hornets are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
It is hard to believe that coming down the stretch, we are talking about a regular-season matchup between the Hornets and Nets being a possible play-in tournament preview. Despite having lost four straight games, Brooklyn enters as 3.5 point favorites. Keep an eye on the injury report as Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable. If Irving is able to give it a go, I see the Nets getting back on track, as Kevin Durant and co. look to gain some momentum down the stretch and hope to salvage what has been a wild season. Bet your Nets/Hornets pick and ALL your NBA bets for free this week by taking advantage of a massive 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!