Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 15-24. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 8-29. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 114.1, good for a point differential of -9.0.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 29.1 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 14.8 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New Orleans averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 30th with 17.3 per game. The Nets allow 114.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nets force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 103.3 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nets rating on offense is 102.7 and they have a defensive rating of 111.5. They get 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 18-20-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 18-21-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-17-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-16-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/09/17 F Anthony Davis Hip left last game, "?"
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
01/11/17 F Trevor Booker Hip "?" Thursday vs. New Orleans
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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