Sunday, April 3, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 28-47 and a road record of 42611. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 106 per contest. New Orleans is 42472 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-30. They are 42466 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 21-55 and a home record of 14-24. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.5 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -6.7. Brooklyn has a division record of 42530 and a conference record of 13119. In their last 10 games they are 42436.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 98.5 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nets score 99 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -22.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.6 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 103.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 33-42-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-34-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-38-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-38-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/02/16 PG Norris Cole Back out indefinitely
03/29/16 F Alonzo Gee Quad out for season
03/29/16 PG Jrue Holiday Eye out for season
03/25/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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