Nets vs Hornets NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 03/05/23

Nets vs Hornets NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 03/05/23

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Hornets money line +270
Hornets spread +8 (-110)
Nets money line -385
Nets spread -8 (-110)
Over / under 224

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Charlotte Hornets Brooklyn Nets
Record 20-45 35-28
Road / home record 9-25 18-12
Streak L2 W1
Points per game 112.00 113.00
Points allowed per game 118.00 113.00
Rebounds per game 49.00 40.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 43.00
Over / under record 29-36 29-33-1
 

Preview

The Charlotte Hornets (20-45) will take on a new-look Brooklyn Nets (35-28) team on March 5th, 2023 at the Barclays Center. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are no longer with the Nets, so the team has had to make some significant changes to their roster. This will be the fourth and final meeting between these two teams this season, with the series currently 3-0 favoring the Nets. The Hornets have been struggling since Lamelo Ball was ruled out for the rest of the season.

 

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are having a tough season, and they are currently 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-43. They have a young team with some promising talent, but they are still developing and learning how to win games. Terry Rozier is the leading scorer for the Hornets, averaging 21.4 points per game. He is a talented scorer who can create his own shot and knock down three-pointers. Miles Bridges is another key player for the Hornets, and he is having a breakout season. He is averaging 18.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, and he is a versatile scorer who can attack the basket and shoot from outside. LaMelo Ball is a talented rookie who has shown flashes of brilliance this season, but he is currently injured and will not play in the game against the Suns.

The Hornets are a decent offensive team, averaging 111.6 points per game, which is the 15th best mark in the league. They have some good shooters who can knock down threes, but they are not a great team at getting to the free-throw line or finishing at the rim. The Hornets are also a poor defensive team, allowing 114.2 points per game, which is the 26th best mark in the league. They struggle to defend the perimeter and the paint, and they are one of the worst teams in the league in terms of opponent field goal percentage. The Hornets will need to improve their defense if they want to compete with the Suns, who have a much better overall record and more talented roster.

The Hornets have shown some promise this season, winning five of their last seven games. They have a tough challenge ahead, however, with the Suns coming to town. The Hornets will need to improve their defense and get solid contributions from their supporting cast if they hope to compete with the Suns.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets will enter this matchup with a significantly different roster than earlier in the season, with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving no longer with the team. However, the Nets still have some talented players on their roster, including Spencer Dinwiddie, Ben Simmons, and Joe Harris.

Dinwiddie has been a solid contributor for the Nets this season, averaging 16.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game. He has also been shooting the ball well, with a field goal percentage of 46.7%. Ben Simmons, who was acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers, has also been a key addition to the team. Despite his struggles shooting the ball, Simmons is a dynamic playmaker who is averaging 14.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game.

Joe Harris, who is known for his three-point shooting, has been struggling with his shot this season, shooting just 31.1% from beyond the arc. However, he is still a valuable player for the Nets, providing solid defense and hustle on the court. The Nets will also rely on Patty Mills, who has been a consistent scorer off the bench, averaging 12.5 points per game and shooting 40.3% from three-point range.

Overall, the Nets will need to rely on their role players to step up in the absence of Durant and Irving if they hope to compete with the Hornets. While they may not have the star power of their opponents, they still have a deep and talented roster that can cause problems for any team on a given night.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Charlotte are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 6 games.

Charlotte are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Charlotte are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Brooklyn.

Charlotte are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Charlotte are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn.

Brooklyn are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games against Charlotte.

Brooklyn are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games at home.

Brooklyn are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte.

Brooklyn are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

 

Prediction

The Nets are playing at home, where they have a winning record of 18-12 this season. The Hornets, on the other hand, have a losing record on the road, with just nine wins out of 34 games. The Nets are also coming off a win in their last game, while the Hornets have lost their last two games.

Furthermore, the Hornets are a poor defensive team, allowing 114.2 points per game, which is the 26th best mark in the league. The Nets are a better offensive team, averaging 113 points per game, and they have several players who can create their own shot and score from outside.

In conclusion, the Nets are the clear favorites in this matchup, and we expect them to win and cover the -8 point spread at home against the Hornets. The Hornets will need to improve their defense and get solid contributions from their supporting cast if they hope to compete with the Nets, but without LaMelo Ball, it will be an uphill battle for the Hornets.

 

PICK: Nets -8 (-110)

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