New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets Free Prediction 01/02/19

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The New Orleans Pelicans (17-21) and the Brooklyn Nets (17-21) square off at Barclays Center. The Pelicans are 1-point favorites and can end a five-game road losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 230.5 points and it will air on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Nets (11-point underdogs) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 129-115, while The Pelicans (0-point underdogs) defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 123-114. Both games went over their projected point totals. The Brooklyn game went 21.5 points over the projected point total of 222.5, while the New Orleans game went 13.5 points over the projected point total of 223.5.

New Orleans dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.598 (above their season average of 0.529) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.9 (above their season average of 25.7). Minnesota recorded marks of 0.511 and 26.7, respectively, for those same stats. Brooklyn, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.304 (above their season average of 0.211). Brooklyn was lifted by Shabazz Napier, who contributed 32 points and seven assists. Julius Randle, meanwhile had a good outing for New Orleans, putting up 33 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Anthony Davis led the Pelicans to a 117-115 win. He recorded a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. The two teams combined to put up 232 points, hitting the projected point total, and New Orleans was unable to cover as a 10-point favorite. New Orleans did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (20-26; 76.9 percent). Brooklyn, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.0 vs. 28.3).

Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when setting the total of Pelicans games, with 19 overs compared to 18 unders. New Orleans comes into the game with records of 17-21 straight up (SU) and 16-22 against the spread (ATS).

Vegas has been spot on when predicting totals of Nets games, with an even split between overs and unders. Moreover, Brooklyn owns records of 17-21 SU and 19-19 ATS.

The physical Brooklyn offense might be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this meeting. The Nets currently rank seventh in the league with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.214, while New Orleans ranks 18th in FTA rate allowed (0.204). Additionally, the Pelicans, who rank fifth in offensive rebounding percentage (25.8 percent), will try to take advantage of the Nets, who rank 21st in defensive rebounding percentage (76.5 percent).

New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets Betting Pick

NBA Tip: SU Winner – Pelicans, ATS Winner – Pelicans, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Pelicans rank 19 in points off turnovers per game (16) while the Nets rank 26 (14.631578947368421).
  • Brooklyn ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (27.2) while New Orleans ranks 24th (33.3).
  • The Nets rank second in fast break points allowed per game (9.8) while the Pelicans rank 21st (14.5).
  • New Orleans ranks 11th in blocks per game (5.4) while Brooklyn ranks 27th (4.0).
  • New Orleans ranks 19 in steals per game (7.315789473684211) while Brooklyn ranks 26 (6.657894736842105).
  • The Pelicans rank second in second chance points per game (15.6) while the Nets rank 24th in second chance points allowed per game (14.6).
  • The Pelicans rank 3 in assists per game (26.94736842105263) while the Nets rank 18 (23.526315789473685).
  • New Orleans averages 47.31578947368421 rebounds per game, which ranks 6 in the NBA. Brooklyn ranks 12 in rebounds allowed per game (44.31578947368421).
  • New Orleans ranks first in points in the paint per game (57.6) while Brooklyn ranks 22nd in points allowed in the paint per game (50.6).
  • Brooklyn is 5-1 when they allow under 100 points, while New Orleans is 2-0.
  • When reaching the century mark, the Pelicans are 17-19 and the Nets are 16-16.
  • Brooklyn is 9-11 ATS at home, while New Orleans is 7-12 ATS on the road.
  • The total has gone over in 12 of the Nets’ 20 home games, while 10 of the Pelicans’ 19 road games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, New Orleans and Brooklyn are both 1-4 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Pelicans have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. For the season, New Orleans has defeated opponents by an average of 0.9 points.
  • During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 110.6 points per game (0.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 115.6 points per game (3.8 above their season average).