Nets vs Hornets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, December 31, 2022

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The Brooklyn Nets (23-12) visit the Charlotte Hornets (10-26) on December 31, 2022 at Spectrum Center. The Nets are favored by six points as they enter the matchup winners of 10 in a row and are 10-0 in their last 10 games. The matchup’s point total is 237.5.

How to bet Nets vs. Hornets

Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nets have -246 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +201 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 237.5 points.

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Nets vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Nets vs. Hornets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Nets are 18-17-0 this year. Brooklyn has won 18, or 75%, of the 24 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Nets games this year have hit the over 16 times in 36 opportunities (44.4%).

The Hornets have 16 wins against the spread in 36 games this year. Charlotte has put together a 6-21 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 22.2% of those games). Hornets games this season have hit the over on 18 of 36 set point totals (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nets

Nets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 34 29.9 6.9 5.4 0.8 1.5 1.8
Kyrie Irving 25 26.1 4.9 4.7 0.7 0.9 3
Nicolas Claxton 32 11.9 8.5 1.4 0.8 2.4 0
TJ Warren 11 9.5 3.3 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.6
Royce O’Neale 33 9.4 4.9 4.2 0.9 0.7 2.3

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LaMelo Ball 12 23.8 5.8 7.7 1.1 0.3 4.2
Terry Rozier 26 19.9 4.4 5.5 0.7 0.2 2.4
P.J. Washington 35 15.1 4.9 2.3 0.8 1.1 1.9
Gordon Hayward 19 14.6 5.1 4 0.9 0.2 1.2
Jalen McDaniels 36 10.6 4.5 2.2 1 0.5 1.3
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Nets: Edmond Sumner: Probable (Thumb), Ben Simmons: Probable (Illness), Joe Harris: Out (Knee)

Hornets: Dennis Smith: Questionable (Ankle), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn ranks 15th in the NBA with 114.3 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, it ranks seventh with 111.2 points allowed per game. The Nets are putting up 114.9 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 113.6 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Nets have been racking up 122.7 points per game, an average that’s much higher than the 114.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Brooklyn ranks second-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 39%. It ranks 13th in the league by draining 12.1 threes per contest. So far this season, the Nets have taken 63% two-pointers, accounting for 71.6% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 37% threes (28.4% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Offensively Charlotte is the 25th-ranked squad in the NBA (111.4 points per game). Defensively it is third-worst (117.9 points conceded per game). The Hornets average 109.5 points per game at home, and 113 on the road. While the Hornets are scoring 111.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their last 10 games, producing 117.1 a contest.

In 2022-23 Charlotte is 25th in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.7 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (32.4%). The Hornets take 35.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 25.7% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 64.6% of their shots, with 74.3% of their makes coming from there.

Nets vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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