Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets (25-29) at Charlotte Hornets (19-36)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets +2.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5

TV: YES, FSCR

The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.4 points and 6.4 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 21 points and 3.5 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last five road games. 

The Charlotte Hornets look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 18.1 points and 7.8 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost seven of their last eight home games.

The Nets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a home underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in Nets last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 Saturday games. The Nets are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Brooklyn Nets seem to play their best basketball without Kyrie, and they're winning their last five games by an avrage of 8.6 points. The Charlotte Hornets are a young bunch that plays hard and competes, but they're often on the short end of the stick and lose at home by an average of 5.6 points. The Brooklyn Nets should be able to get the job done in this spot based on their current form. 

Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets -2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.