The Charlotte Hornets will close out 2022 on their home floor as they welcome the Brooklyn Nets to the Spectrum Center for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets: Odds and Moneyline (FanDuel)
Point spread: Nets -7
Money line: Nets-295/Hornets +240
Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets: Injury Report
Hornets: Cody Martin (left knee procedure) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (left hand sprain) are OUT. Dennis Smith Jr. (left ankle sprain) is QUESTIONABLE.
Nets: Ben Simmons (non-Covid illness) and Edmond Sumner (right thumb contusion) are PROBABLE. David Duke Jr. (G League – two-way), Kessler Edwards (G League assignment), Joe Harris (left knee soreness), and Alondes Williams (G League – two-way) are OUT.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets: Key Statistic
10 straight wins
The Nets have been on roll as of late, winning their last 10 games in a row. The winning streak began with a matchup against the Hornets on December 7th. This is the longest winning streak for any team this season.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets: Key Matchup
Gordon Hayward vs. Kevin Durant
Gordon Hayward has been dealing with a shoulder injury throughout the season and has struggled to find his rhythm lately, averaging just 12.3 points per night over his last eight contests since his return. The veteran forward will need to step up for Charlotte to have a chance in this contest.
Kevin Durant has been sensational during Brooklyn’s 10-game win streak, averaging 30.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per night. He has shot 57.6% from the field, 42.3% from three-point range, and 95.1% from the free throw line in that span.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets: Prediction
The Hornets have begun showing more promise in recent games, and the recent strong play of Mark Williams gives fans new reason for optimism. However, the Nets are the hottest team in the NBA right now and have two individual talents in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving that can take over a game at any moment. Look for Brooklyn to come away with the win in tonight’s contest.
What is next for the Charlotte Hornets?
Monday, January 2nd – vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7:00 p.m. ET)
Note: Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.