Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds, Pick, Prediction 3/5/23

Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets

The NBA action is giving us a ten-game slate on Sunday, March 5, and this conference clash is one of them, so make sure you get the best Hornets vs. Nets betting pick and odds.

Charlotte is hoping to avoid the third straight defeat when they visit Brooklyn NY at the Barclays Center. The Nets are N/A favorites on BetMGM NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These conference rivals will face for the fourth time this year; the Nets lead the series 3-0.

Hornets lost to the Magic in Charlotte

The Charlotte Hornets (20-45, 28-34-3 ATS) opened their four-game homestay with a pair of victories but then lost LaMelo Ball for the season and lost the next two games against the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic. The Hornets will now spend the following three games on the road. Charlotte shot well from the field (48.7%) but committed 21 turnovers and lost the rebounding battle as Orlando recorded 42 boards opposite the Hornets’ 34.

Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Hornets in a 117-106 loss with a double-double of 29 points and a game-high ten rebounds along with two steals. Terry Rozier added 22 points, six assists, and two thefts, Gordon Hayward had 17 points and game-high seven dishes, Mark Williams scored 13 with seven boards, while Dennis Smith Jr. finished with ten points, six dimes, and two steals.

PG LaMelo Ball (ankle) is done for the season. F PJ Washington (foot) and SF Cody Martin (knee) are questionable to play in Brooklyn on Sunday.

Nets surprised the Celtics in Boston

The Brooklyn Nets (35-28, 31-30-2 ATS) snapped a four-game losing skid with a surprising 115-105 road victory over the divisional foes Boston Celtics. Despite shooting only 42.1% from the floor, the Nets did make 14 three-pointers and limited Boston to nine, while Brooklyn forced even 19 turnovers and committed 12 on the other end. Their defense was phenomenal in the second half as they allowed just 41 points to the fourth-best offense in the NBA. It was Brooklyn’s first win over Boston in 11 games.

Mikal Bridges led the Nets with a double-double of 38 points and ten rebounds along with four assists. Cam Johnson chipped in 20 points and five boards, Spencer Dinwiddie had 17 points, game-high eight dimes, and game-high three steals, while Dorian Finney-Smith contributed 17 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks.

PG Ben Simmons (knee) and F Yuta Watanabe (back) are out indefinitely. PG Edmond Sumner (personal) is questionable to face the Hornets on Sunday.



0-8 ATS in the last eight games against the Atlantic Division rivals

1-7 SU in the last eight games on the road


7-2 ATS in the last nine games at home

12-1 SU in the last 13 games against the Southeast Division opponents

Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick

The Hornets were improving but after losing LaMelo Ball for the year, their season is officially over. There is no chance they will reach the playoff/play-in and it’s a tanking mode in Charlotte right now. The Nets, on the other hand, already beat the Hornets on three occasions this season and will be highly motivated to sweep them at their own court on Sunday. Brooklyn is still oscillating following the trade deadline and the arrival of several new players, but the hosts have what it takes to secure an easy victory here.

Pick: Take the Nets at N/A

The Total

The Nets’ offense is still not working very well and they need time to click, while the Hornets’ offense is weakened after Ball’s season-ending injury. That, in combination with the fact that the Nets have a solid defense, is enough for me to expect a low-scoring affair. Both offenses are not even among the top 15 in the NBA, which is another reason for this bet. The total has gone Under in seven of Brooklyn’s last ten games against Charlotte; the total went Under in six of Charlotte’s previous six games, while the total has gone Under in eight of the Hornets’ last ten games against the Eastern Conference rivals.

Pick: Go Over N/A points

Author: Nathan Rogers