Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 12/17/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets (14-12, 4th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Smoothie King Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the New Orleans Pelicans (6-21, 5th in the Southwest Division). New Orleans opens this game as 1 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 229.
The Nets are covering the spread 53.8% of the time, having gone 14-12-0 ATS. New Orleans is covering the spread 34.6% of the time, going 9-17-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/15/2019 Nicolas Claxton PF Hamstring Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Game Time Decision
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/16/2019 Zylan Cheatham SF Undisclosed Game Time Decision
12/6/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 3
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.9 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 21.0 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Brandon Ingram averages 25.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Jrue Holiday scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 112.3 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Brooklyn averages 112.2 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 46.6 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 116.8 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.5 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest. New Orleans is 3rd in the NBA with 115.4 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.3 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 27.0. The Pelicans are 7th in turnovers per contest with 14.8.
The Nets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Brooklyn is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
New Orleans is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 23rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans +1 and over 229 total points
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