Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday March 25th, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST.
The (29-40) Brooklyn Nets of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from the “BIG APPLE” to the Tar Heel State. Brooklyn will play the (30-39) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Time Warner Cable Arena in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. This Sports Handicapper believes the Brooklyn Nets are fading in the race for a 2015 playoff spot. Charlotte returns home after a shaky road trip. The opening betting line has Charlotte as a three and a half-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 195′ for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Brooklyn Nets have two of three straight up. The Nets lost at home to the Boston Celtics on March 23rd. Brooklyn is third in the Atlantic, 12′ games out of the lead. Brooklyn ranks ninth on offense in the Eastern Conference. The Nets defense allows the opposition 100.8 points per contest. Center Brook Lopez is the team leader in scoring, rebounds and shot blocks. Point Guard Deron Williams dishes out a team-high 6.1 assists. Brooklyn is 0-4 their last four on Wednesday’s. Head Coach Lionel Hollins can’t get a pulse on his team, but they better start to gel. The Brooklyn Nets are 3-2 their last five NBA Point Spread Predictions on the road, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total once. Brooklyn went through the motions Monday in the loss to Boston, intensity at both ends of the court is a must. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore has Brooklyn at 500/1 to win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.
The 2015 Charlotte Hornets have lost four of five straight up. The latest a 98-86 road loss at Chicago. Charlotte is also fading in the playoff race. The Hornets are fourth in their Division, 22′ games out of the top spot. The Hornets are near the bottom of the NBA in scoring offense. Defensively the Hornets allows opponents 97.0 points per game, 3rn in the league. Point Guard Kimba Walker is the team leader in scoring and steals. Al Jefferson is a rebounding machine at the Power Froward position. Jefferson and Cody Zeller are questionable for Wednesday’s matchup. The betting odds over the total are 5-0-2 the last seven between the teams. The Charlotte Hornets are 5-5 Against The Point Spread their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. The Hornets play two of their next three in the “QUEEN CITY”, they must bring their “A” game the rest of the way. Bovada has Charlotte at 500/1 to win the 2015 NBA title.