Saturday, January 30, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 12-34 and a road record of 4-16. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.5 as they are averaging 95.6 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. Brooklyn is 4-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 8-21. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 17-28 and a home record of 12-10. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -2.3. New Orleans has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 12-18. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Brooklyn averages 95.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.5 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Nets average 95.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 100.5 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 20% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pelicans score 107.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 22-23-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-25-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-25-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-23-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/29/16 F Anthony Davis Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Brooklyn
01/29/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?" Saturday vs. Brooklyn
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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