New Orleans Hornets versus Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-26-2013

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The 33-24 Brooklyn Nets will travel to play the 20-37 New Orleans Hornets in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from New Orleans is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will come out on Tuesday afternoon as Joe Johnson has been listed as questionable for Brooklyn with a heel injury.

Brooklyn is 13-12 on the road this season. The Nets have lost two straight after a 76-72 home defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 180 ½ points. The Nets were held to just 34 second half points in defeat. The club shoots just 37.7% from the floor along with 9 of 21 from three. They had nine more rebounds than the Grizzlies but can’t win because they turn the ball over 18 times. The Nets allowed 45.1% shooting to Memphis. Deron Williams had 24 points and four assists on 9 of 15 shooting. Brooklyn has struggled on offense. They are a bottom third team in the league in three critical areas which are points per game, field goal and three point shooting.

The Hornets on their home court is 10-17 straight up. They break a three game losing streak in a 110-95 home win on Sunday to the Sacramento Kings as a -7 point betting favorite. The game landed over 204 ½ points. New Orleans hit on 50.6% from the field along with 6 of 16 from three. They pull down eight more rebounds than Sacramento and allowed the Kings 42.2% shooting. Rookie Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting. The Hornets have not defended well this season as they rank in the lower third of the NBA in defensive field goal and three point defense. They allow 46.2% from the floor along with 36.5% from three to opponents.

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