Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick – March 8

The NBA is set up with another solid slate of basketball throughout Tuesday night. Six games are up on the board throughout March 8. One of these games will be between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets. These two teams have struggled a bit on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:00 PM Eastern time.

Brooklyn has earned a record of 32-33 throughout this season, which has them sitting in ninth place of the Eastern Conference. The Nets have lost four games in a row and six of their last seven entering this one. Brooklyn is two and a half games back on the seventh seed. The Nets will look to come out fast on the road in this one.

The Hornets have put up a record of 32-33 so far this season as well, which has them in eighth place of the Eastern Conference. Charlotte has won two games in a row and three of their last five. The Hornets will look to hold onto their lead on the eighth seed over the Nets. Charlotte will look to grab a big win at home on Tuesday night.

These two teams are sitting in play-in spots to this point in the season and will look to get going in the last stretch of the season. The Nets have hit a wall as of late and have been struggling to find any success. Charlotte has been solid in their last couple of games. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Brooklyn Nets -5 (-110) Over 241 ½ (-110)
Charlotte Hornets +5 (-110) Under 241 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Brooklyn Nets Charlotte Hornets
Overall Record 32-33 32-33
Away/ Home Record 19-15 16-15
PPG 110.8 114.3
PPG Away/ Home 113.6 113.1
PAPG 111.8 114.6
PAPG Away/ Home 112.0 116.5

Betting Trends

Brooklyn Nets

  • 24-38 ATS this season
  • 12-27 ATS as a favorite
  • 18-14 ATS in road games
  • 1-1 ATS in March
  • 2-7 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 6-6 ATS against Southeast division
  • 3-8 ATS after divisional game
  • 3-6 ATS after three or more straight losses
  • 9-15 ATS against team with losing record

Charlotte Hornets

  • 36-27 ATS this season
  • 25-19 ATS as an underdog
  • 18-12 ATS in home games
  • 2-0 ATS in March
  • 0-2 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 6-2 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 9-3 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 10-13 ATS after non-Conference game
  • 12-10 ATS against team with losing record

These two teams have met up once this season on October 24 in Brooklyn. Kevin Durant dropped 38 points, while James Harden put up 15 points. It was not enough for the Nets though. Miles Bridges put up 32 points and 9 rebounds, while LaMelo Ball scored 18 points. The Hornets were able to earn a 111-95 win on the road.

Field Goal Shooting

The Nets have been solid shooting the ball throughout this season. Brooklyn has made 46.6 percent of their shots from the field, which is 10th in the league. The Nets have been shooting 35.2 percent from deep, which is 16th in the NBA. Brooklyn has drained 80.3 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 6th in the league.

Charlotte has struggled a bit shooting the ball on the season. The Hornets have shot 45.8 percent from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. Charlotte has made 35.9 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 9th in the league. The Hornets have sunk 73.3 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 27th in the NBA.

Brooklyn has the edge shooting the ball and has been better on defense this season. The Nets have held opposing teams to a 45.4 percent from the field, which is 13th in the league. The Hornets have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.2 percent from the field, which is 20th in the NBA. Both teams will look for their defense to step up early in this one.

Top Performers

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have been the leaders for Brooklyn this season. Durant has averaged 29.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points and 5.4 assists per game. Seth Curry has averaged 15.7 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 13.5 points per game. Patty Mills has averaged 12.6 points to round out the lineup.

Miles Bridges and LaMelo Ball have been strong for the Hornets on the season. Bridges is averaging 19.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Ball has averaged 19.7 points and 7.3 assists per game. Terry Rozier is averaging 19.4 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. has averaged 16.3 points. Montrezl Harrell is averaging 14.2 points per game. P.J. Washington rounds out the lineup, averaging 10.1 points per game.

The Nets have been led by their stars throughout this season, while Charlotte has seen a nice spread of scoring. The Hornets are still without Gordon Hayward, which hurts their lineup entering this matchup. Brooklyn is without Joe Harris. If either team can get some players to step up early in this one, it could be enough to lead them to the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams will look for a big win to gain sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night. Brooklyn has been struggling heavily as of late, but I think they can get going against the Hornets. The Nets have been better shooting the ball and on defense. With Durant back in the lineup, I think Brooklyn can control the pace early.

BetOnline has the Nets listed as a -5 against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to Brooklyn on the road. I agree with this line as the Nets have been a better team on the road. Brooklyn is much better than their record shows this season. As slight favorites in this matchup, I really like the value on the Nets to earn the win.

The Bet
Brooklyn Nets -5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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