NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets Spread and Prediction

Two Eastern Conference squads with almost identical records are clashing, when the Charlotte Hornets (16-17), looking for revenge after losing by two points in overtime two days ago, are hosting the Brooklyn Nets (17-19), who have been red-hot having lost only once in their last ten games.

Date/Time: 12-28-2018, 19:00 EDT

Spread: Charlotte Hornets -5

Total: +221

Charlotte Hornets have a 16-17 record (17-16 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Heat in the 7th place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Nets with a 132-134 score in overtime, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 25.2 ppg, adding 4.4 boards and a team high 6.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Jeremy Lamb with 15.4 ppg and 5.7 boards per game.

Brooklyn Nets have a 17-19 record (19-17 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the East. They have won nine of their last ten matches and in their last game they won at home against the Hornets with a 134-132 score in overtime, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Caris LeVert with 18.4 ppg, adding 4.3 boards and 3.7 dimes per game but he is out with an injury. He is followed by Spencer Dinwiddie with 18.1 ppg and 5.3 dimes per game.

Hornets have a 12-7 home record, while the Nets are 8-8 on the road. Hornets are better offensively, scoring 113.4 ppg to Nets’ 111.2, while both teams are almost equal defensively, allowing 111.5 and 111.6 ppg. Hornets have a better field goal percentage (45.5% to 45.3%), while Nets have a better 3-point percentage (36.3% to 35.9%). Nets are better in boards grabbed (45.2 to 44.1), while Hornets are better in dimes made (24.2 to 23.6) and in turnovers committed (12 to 14.3). Hornets are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the win today.

Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -5 (-108)

 

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