Charlotte Hornets (24-22) at Brooklyn Nets (33-15)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3 -- Over/Under: 224 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.7 points and 3.5 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is dishing 1.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 119.1 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.7 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Hornets last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are playing good basketball as of late, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 7.8 points. However, I'm not backing the Hornets against elite level teams on the road unless the number is worth it. We only have to lay a bucket with the Nets, one of the hotter teams in the league and a team that wins at home by an average of 6.2 points. I understand the Nets have some injuries and will be a bit shorthanded, but I'll still lay the bucket.