Hornets vs. Nets Point Spread, Analysis, Predictions

by | Dec 7, 2022 | nba

Charlotte Hornets (7-17 SU, 11-11-2 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (13-12 SU, 11-13-1 ATS)

When: Wednesday, December 7th, 7:30 PM (ET)

Where: Barclays Center, NY, Brooklyn

TV: YES

Point Spread: CHA +9.5/ BKN -9.5 (If you live bet sports, you GOTTA check out the live wagering platform at Bovada Sportsbook! It’s off the rails awesome! Smooth, fast and all on one page!)

Total: 221.0

Money Line: Charlotte Hornets +362/ -478

Notable Injuries

Hornets

  • Gordon Hayward (Out) Shoulder
  • Dennis Smith Jr. (Out) Ankle
  • Cody Martin (Out) Knee
  • LaMelo Ball (Out) Ankle
  • Mark Williams (Out) Ankle

Nets

  • Ben Simmons (Out) Calf
  • Edmond Sumner (Questionable) Glute
  • Yuta Watanabe (Out) Hamstring

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Charlotte is 7-17 overall. When taking to the road, Charlotte has a mark of 3-9 and a win percentage of 25.0%. Currently, the team is 13th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 11-11-2 vs. the spread. Charlotte travels to take on the Nets, hoping to avoid their 3rd straight loss.

Charlotte will be looking to shake off a 119-117 loss to the Clippers. Kelly Oubre Jr. finished the game with a team-high 28 points on 43.5%. In terms of betting, the Hornets covered the spread. Heading into the game, they were 6-point underdogs.

Heading into the game, Brooklyn is 13-12 overall. When playing at home, Brooklyn has a mark of 8-5 and a win percentage of 62%. Currently, the team is 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 11-13-1 vs. the spread. In Brooklyn’s last five games, the Nets have a straight-up record of 4-1 while going 3-2 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 7-3 and 6-4 ATS.

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The Historicals

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Nets picked up a 98-94 win over the Hornets. When looking at the outcome vs. the spread, Brooklyn entered as the four point favorite, resulting in an ATS push. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season.

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Analysis

For the season, Charlotte averages just 109.3 points per game, which is 26th in the league. This below-average production has come despite being one of the faster-paced teams in the NBA (8th). Charlotte’s 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 32.1% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 32.0 3-point shots per game, placing them 20th in the NBA. Defense has been a struggle for Charlotte, as they are currently just 114.89 in points per game allowed. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.29% of their looks from outside.

Coming into today’s game, Kelly Oubre Jr. is the leading scorer for Charlotte at 20.1 points per game. This season, Oubre Jr. has a field goal percentage of 43.1%. The team’s second-leading scorer is P.J. Washington at 15.9 points per contest.

This season, the Nets’ offense averages 110.9 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Brooklyn has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.8 possessions per game. Brooklyn heads into the game as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in terms of percentage. So far, they have hit 37.2% of their looks from deep. However, they are currently ranked just 22nd in 3-point attempts per contest. On defense, the Nets are allowing an average of 112.12 points per game, placing them 18th in the league. So far, they have done a good job defending the 3-point arc, as teams are hitting just 34.46% of their looks from deep.

Coming into today’s game, Kevin Durant is the leading scorer for Brooklyn at 29.9 points per game. This season, Durant has a field goal percentage of 55.3%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Kyrie Irving, at 24.4 points per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • The Hornets are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss.
  • The Hornets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games playing on one day’s rest.
  • The Hornets are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games overall.
  • The Nets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss.
  • The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss.
  • The Nets are 4-1-2 ATS in their last seven games following a double-digit loss at home.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Hornets aren’t that great of a road team, and the Nets play well at home, plus this will be their sixth straight home game, which tells us they’re livingly comfortably. Yes, this matters! I’m laying the wood with the Nets at -10! Bet your NBA basketball plays for FREE this week by scoring a 100% REAL CASH bonus up to $300 when you use promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!