Brooklyn Nets versus New Orleans Hornets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-12-2013

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The 22-42 New Orleans Hornets will travel to play the 37-26 Brooklyn Nets in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game have the home team Brooklyn Nets favored by -6 points with an over under line of 187 points. Early money has landed on Brooklyn as the team opened as a -5 ½ point betting favorite.

The teams went head to head back on February 26th with Brooklyn posting the 101-97 road win at the Hornets as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game finished at over 185 points.

New Orleans has a road record of 10-22 on the year. They break a three game losing streak after a 98-96 home win against the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 196 points. The Hornets shot 46.5% from the floor and made 11 of 20 from three point range. They crushed the Trailblazers on the glass by a 48-30 margin. Good thing New Orleans rebounded well because they allow Portland 48.7% shooting and 11 of 25 three pointers. Ryan Anderson came off the bench for 20 points and 13 rebounds for New Orleans on 7 of 15 from the floor. The Hornets have struggled on the defensive end of the court this season ranking in the lower third of the NBA in defensive field goal and three point shooting.

The Nets are 21-13 straight up at home. Brooklyn had their three game win streak snapped in a 106-97 road defeat on Monday night to the Philadelphia 76ers as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 184 ½ points. Brooklyn wasted a 49.4% shooting night with 6 of 19 coming from three. They pull down five more rebounds than the 76ers and lose because they surrendered 52.6% shooting as well as 8 of 15 from beyond the arc to Philadelphia. Deron Williams for Brooklyn had 27 points and 13 assists on 10 of 19 from the field. The Nets have struggled on the defensive end of the court as they rank in the lower third of the NBA in field goal and three point shooting defense. Teams make 46.2% of their shots against Brooklyn.

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