Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (3-1) at Brooklyn Nets (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets clash Friday night in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look to remain unbeaten on the road and build on their solid 3-1 start to the season. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23 points and 5.5 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Frank Kaminsky III is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing four rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for their third home victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 105 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Sean Kilpatrick is averaging 16.6 points and 1.6 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lin is dishing 6.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets last five victories have come on their home court.
The Hornets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Nets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Hornets have been quite impressive in the first week of the season and that Charlotte defense is one of the more under the radar defenses in the NBA. Not sure why this line is rather small, but if you're taking the Nets, you're pretty much saying they can beat the Hornets. I don't see it. The Charlotte Hornets should be able to win and cover this number rather easily based on what we've seen out of the gate.