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Nets home to Hornets in NBA betting action

New Orleans HornetsNew Jersey Nets
March 17, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

New Orleans Hornets vs New Jersey Nets Odds

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The Nets hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Hornets pay a visit to Prudential Center in NBA betting action.

The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 20-24 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 19-25-1 ATS. New Orleans is 20-23-1 on the totals; New Jersey is 24-21.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Nets) and the No. 20 (Hornets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 88-87 result in favor of the Hornets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 24 in the league with 41.2 per game. That compares with New Jersey’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Jersey is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 28 with 3.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.2 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 99-89 loser at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chris Kaman scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 99-89 to Washington at New Orleans Arena on Thursday).

New Jersey lost its last outing, an 86-70 result against the Magic on March 16. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 156 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Gerald Green scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 86-70 to Orlando at Amway Center on Friday).

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-10
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hornets at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing New Jersey
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Orleans is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans
New Jersey is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Golden State, Wednesday, March 21
New Jersey home to Cleveland, Monday, March 19

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