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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets

November 30, 2023



The Charlotte Hornets will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Thursday evening with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports Charlotte and the YES Network.

Charlotte has been one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference as they enter this game in 12th place in the conference with a record of 5-11 and are on a two-game losing streak following a 91-115 loss on the road against the New York Knicks on Tuesday and have been outscored in their last two games by double-digits including a 24 point loss to the Knicks. 

The Hornets usually play at a faster tempo, however, they are a below-average scoring team this season as they are averaging 112.69 points per game which is below the league average of 113.89 points per game and they are allowing the 4th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 121.75 points per game. The Charlotte Hornets will be looking to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening.

The Brooklyn Nets have been a .500 team for the majority of the season as they enter this game in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 9-8, however, the Nets are on a three-game winning streak following a 115-103 win at home against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday and have won by an average margin of 12 points per game during their win streak. 

Brooklyn has been an above-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 115.29 points per game Mikal Bridges has played a pivotal role in the success that Brooklyn has had this season as he leads the team in scoring and steals with an average of 21.8 points and 1.06 steals per game. The Nets also have been a slightly above-average scoring defense as they are allowing an average of 113.88 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets will be going for their 4th win in a row when they host the Charlotte Hornets. 

BookMaker has the Brooklyn Nets listed as 7.5-point favorites at home against the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday evening. Brooklyn has won eight of the last ten including the previous five meetings while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in three straight games in the series. 

The Charlotte Hornets are 6-10 ATS overall, 3-4 ATS on the road, and 6-7 ATS as an underdog this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 13-3-1 ATS overall, 8-1-1 ATS at home, and 6-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Brooklyn is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the previous five meetings. The Nets have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series as they are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games while also being one of the best teams at covering the spread in the NBA this season with a record of 13-3-1 ATS overall and have covered the spread in every game they have been a favorite with a record of 6-0 ATS as a favorite. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they host the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets -7