Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Parlay 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 11 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 12-20. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 17-16. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per contest and giving up 110.8, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-18-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-14-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-13-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/26/17 F Dante Cunningham Back left last game, is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
DeMarre Carroll averages 13.2 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 25.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.1 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Jrue Holiday has scored 18 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 110.2 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Brooklyn averages 107.6 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.66 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 110.8 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year. New Orleans is 5th in the NBA with 110.6 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -0.21. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.4. The Pelicans are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 16.4.
The Nets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
New Orleans is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Pelicans are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn +11 and over 221 total points
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