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Nets vs. Hornets - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets (28-26) at Brooklyn Nets (15-40)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds

TV: YES

The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center.

The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.6 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.3 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last seven road games. Spencer Hawes is out with a back injury.

Nets vs. Hornets - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets need a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15 points and 9.1 rebounds. Joe Johnson is dishing 4.1 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 15 home games. Andrea Bargnani is questionable with an illness.

The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. 

I have zero trust in the Nets, a team that has zero direction and only beats up on lousy teams. The Hornets are making their playoff push and playing solid with Kemba leading the way. The Hornets win and cover this reasonable number.

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Charlotte Hornets -5

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