Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets - 4/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets - 4/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets (32-15) vs Charlotte Hornets (24-22)

Game Info: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets pay a visit to the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Thursday night.

The Charlotte Hornets have been in fine form as they’ve won eight of their past 12 games and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the Wizards in a 114-104 road win on Tuesday. Terry Rozier led the team with 27 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Gordon Hayward added 26 points with 11 rebounds and six assists while Devonte Graham chipped in with 17 points with six assists. As a team, the Hornets shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 34 from the 3-point line as they had trouble shaking off the pesky Wizards, until the final 4:12 where they closed the game on a 16-9 run to come out victorious.  

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been on fire as they’ve won 19 of their past 22 games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after rallying past the Rockets in a 120-108 home win last night. Kyrie Irving led the team with 31 points and 12 assists on 12 of 25 shooting, Joe Harris drained seven 3-pointers on his way to 28 points on 10 of 17 shooting, while James Harden chipped in with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists before leaving the game early with a hamstring injury. As a team, the Nets shot 48 percent from the field and 13 of 36 from the 3-point line as they were slow out of the gates and quickly found themselves trailing by as many as 18 points early on, before taking over in the second half where they outscored the Rockets by 63-40 to win comfortably in the end.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Hornets are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team above .600 and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. The Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on zero days’ rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.

Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall.

The Hornets are coming into this game with plenty of momentum with Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward picking up the slack for the injured LaMelo Ball, but they’re running into a Nets team who have won 19 of their last 22 games. The Nets looked great in last night’s comeback win over the Rockets, but it came at a cost as they lost James Harden to a hamstring injury, so they will be shorthanded here. Malik Monk is expected to return from a two-game absence in a nice boost for the Hornets. The Nets were able to get the job done last night despite a slow start, but on zero days' rest and with Harden sitting out, I'm leaning towards the Hornets to continue their fine form with an upset in this one.

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Peter’s Pick Charlotte +3.5

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