New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 2 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 28-25. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 110.7 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 19-37. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per contest and giving up 109.1, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-26-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-22-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 23-32-1 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
02/09/18 G Caris LeVert Head is "?" Saturday vs New Orleans
02/09/18 F Quincy Acy Finger is "?" Saturday vs New Orleans
02/09/18 F Dante Cunningham Acquired is "?" Saturday vs New Orleans
02/01/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jrue Holiday averages 18.6 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMarre Carroll averages 13.2 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. D'Angelo Russell averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 110.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.38 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 105.1 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.98. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Nets surrender 109.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 46 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Pelicans are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 7th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. New Orleans is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Nets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 9th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +2
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