Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/13/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (9-12) at Charlotte Hornets (6-16)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3 -- Over/Under: 189 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets play host to the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the most disappointing teams all season, but were looking good for a three-game win streak before they fell to the Grizzlies last night by 113-107 in overtime. Kemba Walker led the way with a season-high 28 points on 11 of 21 shooting while Al Jefferson added 16 points and nine rebounds, but it was Gerald Henderson who forced overtime with a game-tying putback shot at the buzzer. However, during the overtime period, the Hornets just weren't nearly as precise and efficient as the Grizzlies were and it was the difference in the end. With the loss, Charlotte drops to 6-16 on the season and a terrible 1-9 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their 10 of their last 15 overall, but will be breathing a little sigh of relief after snapping their three-game skid with an 88-70 win over the lowly Sixers last night. Mason Plumlee led the way with 18 points while Alan Anderson and Joe Johnson scored 12 points each as the Nets fell behind by one point at the halftime break before dominating the second half by 44-25. A win over the Sixers is hardly news these days, but with the recent news that Nets are shopping all their players, a win was definitely needed more than ever. With the win, Brooklyn improves to 9-12 overall and 5-6 at home.
In ATS trends, the Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last four against a team with a losing record but just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a win, while the Hornets are 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss.
Head to head, the Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Over is 3-0-2 in the last five.
This definitely isn't a game I'll be watching with interest, but I have to say that I prefer a play on the Hornets in this one, especially after what I saw from them last night. Yes, their road record is absolutely terrible, but the Nets look as beatable as any team at the moment.