Hornets vs. Nets Prediction
Can the Charlotte Hornets stop their slide when they go on the road to face the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 7:30PM ET?
545 Charlotte Hornets vs. 546 Brooklyn Nets
Friday, March 1, 2019
7:30PM ET – Barclays Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nets are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228 points. The public betting for this game currently has 86 percent going on the Nets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hornets on a skid
Charlotte has lost three straight games, all at home. That includes a 117-115 loss to the Nets on Feb. 23. The Hornets are now 28-33 on the season, 8-21 on the road, 29-31-1 against the spread and 33-27-1 with the over.
The Hornets have been near the middle of the road on offense and defense all season. The offense is putting up 111.1 points per game while shooting 45 percent as a team. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 111.6 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 46.8 percent against them. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 25.2 points and 5.6 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is putting up 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Brooklyn is coming off a 125-116 loss at home to Washington on Wednesday. However, the Nets have covered the spread in four of their last six games. Brooklyn is now 32-31 on the season, 18-15 at home, 35-28 against the spread and 34-29 with the over.
Like Charlotte, the Nets are also in the middle of the road on both offense and defense. Brooklyn is putting up 112 points per game while shooting 45 percent as a team. Defensively, the Nets are giving up 112.5 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent against them. The team is getting a boost tonight at Spencer Dinwiddie is returning from his thumb injury. He was averaging 17.2 points and 5 assists per game before the injury. D’Angelo Russell is adding 20.6 points and 6.7 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
The Nets are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, but 4-0 ATS in their last four following a loss.
Getting Dinwiddie back is a big deal for the Nets. They were playing quite well before he was injured, winning his last five games back in late January. Dinwiddie and Russell are two very strong guards that can score and distribute and that will lead to some defensive issues for the Hornets. Walker is a great problem, but he doesn’t have much help around him and it’s been a problem on the road.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets -3.5