Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/12/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
The Brooklyn Nets (8-4) are traveling to Smoothie King Center on Friday where they will go up against the New Orleans Pelicans (1-11).
The Nets faced off with the Magic and went home with a win by a final score of 123-90 in their last contest. Brooklyn walked away from the game having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (46 of 91) and made 16 out of their 37 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nets knocked down 15 of 17 shots for a percentage of 88.2%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 49 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 29 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 38.0% from the field on 35 of 92 shooting. Orlando doled out 49 dimes and had 19 steals for this contest. In addition, Orlando grabbed 37 rebounds (12 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Orlando finished the contest at 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 24 tries. They also buried 4 of 33 attempts from downtown. In regard to personal fouls, the Nets walked away with 18 while the Magic finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Kevin Durant is a player who came through in the matchup. Durant walked away from this one shooting 91.7% from the field and recorded 2 assists. He played for 29 minutes and collected 5 boards. He had 30 points on 11 out of 12 shooting.
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Brooklyn enters this one with a win-loss record of 8-4 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 15.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.6 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Brooklyn is grabbing 45.7 boards per game and is sitting with 293 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 6th in the league in terms of passing. The Nets are shooting 37.9% on 3-pointers (158 of 417) and 79.0% from the charity stripe. They average 106.6 pts per contest (20th in the league) while hitting 46.5% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 12.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 13th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 249 surrendered for the campaign. The Nets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.3% (470 of 1,111) and they surrender 46.9 rebounds per game as a team. They concede 30.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG allowed (103.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans took a loss by a final score of 108-100 when they faced the Thunder. Regarding team rebounding, New Orleans allowed Oklahoma City to snag 43 in total (13 on the offensive glass). They shot 29.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 24 of 30 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Pelicans allowed the Thunder to knock down 37 of their 87 tries from the field which left them shooting 42.5% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans went 34 out of 97 from the field which gave them a rate of 35.1%. Pertaining to shots from distance, New Orleans made 9 of their 35 attempts (25.7%). They were able to convert 23 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.9%. The Thunder committed 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for a total of 32 tries. They also turned it over 9 times, while earning 13 steals for this game. The Pelicans corralled 31 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive boards totaling 50 in this contest.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker was important for the Pelicans for the game. He knocked down 10 out of 22 for the game for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. Alexander-Walker had 33 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 assists in the game.
New Orleans has a mark of 1-11 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pelicans are shooting 41.4% from the floor, which ranks them 27th in the league. New Orleans has accounted for 1,206 pts this season (100.5 per game) and they pull down 46.4 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.3 times per contest (16th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.9 times per contest. The Pelicans are responsible for committing 19.1 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 79.5% from the charity stripe.
The Pelicans defensively are ranked 27th in basketball in points allowed per game with 111.9. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (28th in the league). The New Orleans defense concedes 37.7% on three-point shots (153 of 406) and their opponents are making 81.3% of their foul shots. They have allowed 25.4 assists and 45.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 24th and 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Orleans
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