Brooklyn Nets Travel to Charlotte to Face the Hornets
The Brooklyn Nets have had quite the rough patch lately leading up to this game. As of today, they have the No.8 spot in the Eastern Conference, but the Hornets are moving in.
They’re still without Kevin Durant, which could be a problem here. More importantly, Ben Simmons is also listed as questionable. The Nets will have to find some way to get a win over an electric offense.
The Charlotte Hornets are at the No.10 seat in the Eastern Conference. Still, they’re only a few games behind the Nets in terms of wins. If they want to usurp the Nets for their position, getting a win at home is going to be key.
The Hornets will be without a few players as well, which could be troublesome. Let’s take a look at both of these teams and see if we can find the best pick.
Game Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets March 8th
The Brooklyn Nets’ offense is rather good, but the real test will be for their defense. They’re facing the Charlotte Hornets, the best scoring offense in the NBA. If the Nets can’t find a way to slow them down, they could be overwhelmed on Tuesday.
The Nets defense is among the worst in the NBA, allowing an average of 111.59 points per game. So, what’s the plan for Charlotte.
The Charlotte Hornets average 114.14 points per game, the best in the NBA. This offense has led the Hornets to a huge win over the Cavaliers recently. If they can utilize this offense against the Nets, they should be able to come away with a win.
However, if they can’t get their offense going, the Hornets could run into trouble. Let’s take a look at the history between these two.
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets Betting Prediction
The last time these two teams played was in late October, and the Nets came in as nine-point favorites. The Nets were also at home in this game and ended up losing 111-95. This game might seem as if it was an anomaly, but it might be the new normal.
Charlotte has a much better offense, and the Nets have lost some significant players. So, our pick here has to be Charlotte.
Ben Simmons and Kevin Durant are both ruled out for this game. The Charlotte Hornets were able to beat the Nets when they had James Harden and Kevin Durant. The Hornets were also on the road in that game, and this time they’re at home.
The Hornets have gone 16-13-1 against the spread at home this season. They also shouldn’t be too heavily favored in this game either.
In terms of the total, looking at both of these offenses will help. The Hornets have the best offense in the NBA, while the Nets have the 11th.
Each of these defenses is ranked in the bottom ten of the NBA. With that being said, we’ll take the Charlotte Hornets and the over.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.