Friday, January 20, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, January 20, 2017. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 8-33. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.6 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 115.0 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 17-26. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of -2.3.
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Sean Kilpatrick comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jrue Holiday averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Anthony Davis averages 28.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Brooklyn averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The Nets allow 115 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 102.8 and a defensive rating of 112.2. In terms of pace they average 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 97.9 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 30% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-21-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-17-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-21-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-24-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Anthony Davis Hand probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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