Charlotte Hornets (30-41) at Brooklyn Nets (23-48)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Charlotte Hornets could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.6 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 12 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Brooklyn Nets have a chance to win three straight games for the first time this season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16 points and 4.9 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six home games.
The Hornets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. NBA Southeast, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Hornets are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the road team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Those who follow me know I'm not high on the Charlotte Hornets at all, and they're one of those teams I fade often. And while the Hornets are probaly the better team here, they don't have much to play for at this point. Neither do the Brooklyn Nets, but they do play with a bit of swagger at home this season and have a chance to win three straight for the first time. There's much better options on the board, but if I'm going to pick, I'm going to take the Nets at home. I have zero confidence in the Hornets.