Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 9 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -1.3 as they average 105.3 points per contest while giving up 106.5 per game. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 132 points per contest and give up 116.7, which is a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-0-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
10/17/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 13.5 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Caris LeVert comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Nikola Mirotic averages 28 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Anthony Davis averages 30.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 13 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Brooklyn averages 105.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 116.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. New Orleans is 1st in the league with 132 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 15.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 51.3 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 31. The Pelicans are 22nd in turnovers per game with 12.
The Nets are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Brooklyn is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league.
New Orleans is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 124.6 is ranked 17th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 106 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn -9
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