Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions

December 28, 7:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Charlotte -4.5

The Brooklyn Nets (17-19) will travel to the Queen City to take on the Charlotte Hornets (16-17) at the Spectrum Center also known as “The Hive” for an intra-conference collision on Friday, December 28th, 2018. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM and is set to be broadcast on FSN. These two teams last met two days ago in Brooklyn where overtime was required to declare a victor. That team was the Nets who edged out the Hornets 134-132 to cover by a slim margin as a 1.5-point favorite. Both teams have won two of the last four meetings between both sides.

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Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets Overview

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets enter into this contest in excellent form as they have won nine of their previous ten matches overall. Brooklyn has also gone 8-2 ATS over these last ten games.

Charlotte Hornets

On an opposite note, the Hornets come into this contest on more marginalized form as they have lost two of their previous six games. Against the spread, the Hornets have been a liability as they have gone 1-6 ATS in their last seven outings.

Reasons To Avoid Brooklyn

The Nets overall form has already seen action roll in on them here what appears to be enhanced points given the fact they are up against a team in poor form. Brooklyn entered as a five-point underdog to open but have now seen the line move downward by half of a point to signify the propensity for Brooklyn to be a public dog. This is usually a red flag that the team taking back the points is actually overvalued by the consensus. However, Charlotte is a much different team at home compared to on the road as they are 12-7 SU in the Spectrum Center while just 4-10 SU away from the Queen City. Brooklyn has to deal with the better version of the Hornets in this affair.

Reasons To Back Charlotte

Both teams’ defenses are a wash as they give up 111.5 and 111.6 points per game respectively. The same can be said for their field goal efficiency and bench play. However, the Hornets have an edge in the fact they score more than their counterparts. The Hornets average 113.4 points per game (8th in the NBA) while Brooklyn stands at 111.2 points per game (14th in the league). When you combine this with Charlotte owning a significant edge in the free throw shooting department (Charlotte is 79.4% in free throw percentage to Brooklyn’s 74.2%), if this game is settled in the final two minutes (which it very well likely will with respect to what transpired in the last contest), the Hornets own a considerable edge to get the points they need here to win and cover.

Nets at Hornets Prediction 12/28/2018

Charlotte led by seven points with 3:34 remaining in the game before they saw the lead diminish and ultimately fall in overtime. Brooklyn did all it had to do to ward off the Hornets, and Charlotte knows now what it needs to get the win and avert another defeat. The Hornets will use their home court advantage to avenge Wednesday’s loss and cover while they do so.

Free Pick: 
Take Charlotte -4.5

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