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New Orleans HornetsBrooklyn Nets
March 12, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

22-42TEAM RECORD37-27

Brooklyn looks to cover the Nets-Hornets pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 37-27 mark when they host New Orleans in NBA action.

Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 22-42 and 33-31 ATS so far this season, while the Nets are at 37-27 and 29-33-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nets are 27-37, while the Hornets are 35-29.

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Nets sat as 6-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Nets) and the No. 25 (Hornets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-92 result in favor of the Nets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 19-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.9 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, less than the Hornets have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.6 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 98-96 result against the Trail Blazers on March 10. The Hornets covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans got 20 points from Greivis Vasquez en route to a 98-96 victory over Portland on Sunday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 106-97 loser on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Deron Williams scored 27 points and added 13 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 106-97 against Philadelphia in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hornets at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Brooklyn's last 9 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games

Next up:
New Orleans at Washington, Friday, March 15
Brooklyn home to Atlanta, Sunday, March 17