New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 17-21. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.9 as they average 116.2 points per game while giving up 115.3 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 17-21 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 110.6 points per game and surrender 111.8, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 16-22-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-19-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/11/18 F Nikola Mirotic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/01/19 F Anthony Davis Illness is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/31/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out Wednesday vs New Orleans
12/31/18 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis averages 28.5 points per contest in 37.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 13.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 20.9 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Spencer Dinwiddie scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 115.3 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 116.2 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 47.3 boards per contest and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets give up 111.8 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest. Brooklyn is 16th in the NBA with 110.6 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.5. The Nets are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.3.
The Pelicans are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 26th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. New Orleans is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Nets are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -1 and over 230.5 total points
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