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Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets - 3/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Friday March 1, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3 -- Over/Under: 231
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The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.2 points and 5.6 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Marvin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last six road games.

The Brooklyn Nets also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.6 points and 6.7 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 15.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last six home games.

The Hornets are 17-5-1 ATS in their last 23 Friday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 25-11 ATS in their last 36 vs. NBA Southeast and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Nets last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 overall.

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets on the road last week despite being 3.5-point underdogs. The Hornets are back in one of these funks where they can't score the basketball, as they're shooting under 44 percent from the field and losing by an average of 8.6 points in their last five games. The Hornets are also losing on the road this season by an average of 6.5 points. The Brooklyn Nets have been spotty recently, but we do know they can fill it up offensively, and they're 7-1 ATS this season when a favorite of less than four points. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Nets at home.

Brooklyn Nets -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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