Free NBA Picks Today: Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets 3/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Hornets 3/5/23
Sun 5th March 2023

The Brooklyn Nets (35-28, 18-12 Home), one of the league’s top shooting teams, welcome the Charlotte Hornets (20-45, 9-25 Away) on Sunday. Charlotte dropped their last game against the Orlando Magic 117-106 at Spectrum Center on Friday. Kelly Oubre Jr. was a top performer in the loss with 29 points and 10 rebounds. The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference.

Brooklyn found victory on Friday at TD Garden, beating the Boston Celtics 115-105. Mikal Bridges had 38 points and 10 rebounds, carrying the team. The Nets are the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams.

After taking all three of the earlier season matchups against Charlotte, the last of which was a 123-106 victory at Spectrum Center in December 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory, Brooklyn will be seeking a season sweep.

Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 28 points and six rebounds. LaMelo Ball had 23 points in the loss. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.4 points per game to lead the Hornets in scoring this season. Rozier also has dished 4.8 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Mason Plumlee is grabbing 9.7 rebounds.Nic Claxton (12.3 ppg) and Cam Thomas (11.0) have powered the Nets’ offense. Claxton also has collected 9.0 rebounds per game. Royce O’Neale has tallied 3.8 assists per game.

The Nets are one of the most accurate teams from the field in the league, ranking third at 49.7%. The teams have split their last 10 matchups at Barclays Center (5-5).

In the last 10 games, Charlotte is 5-5 with an average margin of -2.4 (113.2-115.6). Brooklyn has a 3-7 record over the last 10, allowing 117.6 points per game on average while scoring only 109.9 (-7.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mark Williams: 25.0 | 14.7 | +10.3
Points per game:
Gordon Hayward: 19.8 | 14.3 | +5.5
Rebounds per game:
Mark Williams: 10.8 | 6.2 | +4.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Mikal Bridges: 25.4 | 18.2 | +7.2
Nic Claxton: 7.0 | 12.3 | -5.3
Assists per game:
Spencer Dinwiddie: 7.8 | 5.5 | +2.3
Royce O’Neale: 2.2 | 3.8 | -1.6

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Brooklyn Nets (-350)

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