Nets vs. Hornets odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, April 16 predictions from proven computer model


The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Barclays Center. The Nets are 37-18 overall and 22-7 at home, while Charlotte is 27-27 overall and 14-15 on the road. The teams have split their first two meetings this season.   

Brooklyn is favored by 12.5 points in the latest Nets vs. Hornets odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 222.5. Before entering any Nets vs. Hornets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it has returned over $9,100 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up over $1,100 on its top-rated picks this season, and dating back to last year, it entered Week 17 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 95-59 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Hornets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Hornets vs. Nets:

  • Nets vs. Hornets spread: Nets-12.5
  • Nets vs. Hornets over-under: 222.5 points
  • Nets vs. Hornets money line: Brooklyn -900, Charlotte +600 

Featured Game|Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte HornetsMoneylineSpreadTotalBKN-887-12-110o223.5-114CHA+593+12-110u223.5-107

What you need to know about the Nets

The Nets lost to the Sixers on Tuesday, 123-117. They are one game behind Philadelphia for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn has lost two of its past three games. The Nets failed in a comeback bid after trimming a 22-point fourth quarter deficit to three points with 2:14 left. Kyrie Irving had 37 points and nine assists, and DeAndre Jordan double-doubled on 12 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin were rested.

The Nets are looking to go 20 games over .500 again, a feat they last accomplished during the 2001-02 season. Brooklyn has won 18 of its last 21 home games. James Harden (hamstring) will remain out for Friday’s game. LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement on Thursday.

What you need to know about the Hornets

The Hornets failed to reach 95 points for the second consecutive game and lost their third straight, 103-90 to the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Terry Rozier returned after missing a game with a knee injury and scored 22 points. Charlotte has a one-game lead for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets rank 21st in the league scoring, at 110.2 points per game.

The Hornets lost in their most recent meeting with the Nets on April 1, 111-89. P.J. Washington (ankle) is doubtful for Friday’s game. Devonte’ Graham (quadriceps) and Malik Monk (ankle) are out. Brad Wanamaker (ankle) is questionable. 

How to make Nets vs. Hornets picks

The model has simulated Nets vs. Hornets 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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