New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+5)
The Brooklyn Nets (35-16) play the New Orleans Pelicans (22-27) at Barclays Center on Wednesday. New Orleans opens this matchup as 5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 229.
The New Orleans Pelicans took the court against the Houston Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 122-115 in their last game. New Orleans wrapped up the game having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (42 out of 91) and knocked down 16 of 37 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Pelicans made 22 of their 35 attempts for a rate of 62.9%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 55 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 26 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 12 steals. When discussing defense, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 46.1% from the floor on 41 out of 89 shooting. Houston earned 25 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. On top of that, Houston collected 48 rebounds (9 offensive, 39 defensive) and got 9 rejections. Houston ended up shooting 70.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 24 shots. They also converted 16 of 40 tries from distance.
Lonzo Ball is a guy who played a role in the game. He ended up finishing with 27 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 36:50 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. Ball finished 44.4% from the floor and also distributed 9 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Pelicans was Eric Bledsoe. He collected 4 rebounds in his 34:17 min on the hardwood. He shot 26.7% from the floor for the game by connecting on 4-of-15 (19 points). Overall, Bledsoe earned 2 assists.
New Orleans heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 22-27 on the year. They have an average of 115.1 pts per game (6th in the league) while shooting 48.4% from the field. The Pelicans are shooting 36.0% on shots from distance (554 of 1,539) and 73.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is grabbing 46.4 boards per game and is sitting with 1,282 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Pelicans are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 38.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 27th in the league in points per game allowed (114.9). The Pelicans defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.2% (633 of 1,024) and they relinquish 40.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 24th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,284 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Brooklyn Nets went home victorious with a score of 114-112 when they faced the New York Knicks. The Nets were able to pull down 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the contest. They turned it over 10 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Knicks committed 25 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Brooklyn made 10 of 32 attempts (31.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets went 42 out of 92 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.7%. The Nets allowed the Knicks to make 40 of their 86 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.5% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 48.3% from downtown by connecting on 14 out of 29 and finished the game at 18 out of 22 at the charity stripe (81.8%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Brooklyn allowed New York to pull down 41 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Kyrie Irving ended up being important for the Nets in this game. He knocked down 15 of 28 for the game for a rate of 53.6%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Irving totaled 40 points in his 37:16 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Brooklyn was Jeff Green. He accumulated 1 assist in 36:20 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 6 out of 15 from the floor. Green ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and also collecting 23 points and 4 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 35-16 so far this season. Brooklyn has tallied 6,050 points for the campaign (118.6 per game) and they pull in 44.3 boards per contest. The Nets are committing 18.8 fouls every game and they hit 79.9% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Nets are shooting 49.3% from the field, which ranks them 1st in basketball. They are assisting teammates 26.6 times per game (7th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest. The Nets defensively are ranked 25th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 114.2. They concede 24.5 assists and 42.3 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 13th and 7th in the NBA. The Brooklyn defense allows 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (664 of 1,818) and their opponents are knocking down 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (12th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-5) and over 229 points
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