New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 10/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+3)
The New Orleans Pelicans are hitting the road to Barclays Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 231.
The Pelicans stepped onto the hardwood against the Suns and went home with a loss by a final score of 115-109 in their last game of last season. New Orleans ended the contest having earned a 50.6% field goal percentage (42 out of 83) and made 8 out of their 24 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 17 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 89.5%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they collected 36 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 25 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to the defense, New Orleans allowed 60.0% from the floor on 45 out of 75 shooting. Phoenix recorded 23 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Additionally, Phoenix grabbed 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Phoenix ended up going 94.4% at the free throw line by making 17 of 18 tries. They also converted 8 of 20 shots from downtown. When it comes to personal fouls, the Pelicans walked away with 25 while the Suns accounted for 21 personal fouls.
Herbert Jones is someone who was a factor in this contest. Jones ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor and also totaled 4 assists. He saw the court for 40 mins played and collected 4 rebounds. He was able to score 16 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
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New Orleans enters this game after finishing with a mark of 36-46 last year. They had an average of 109.3 pts per contest (21st in the NBA) on 45.7% from the field. The Pelicans shot 33.2% on shots from 3-point land (873 of 2,629) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a group, New Orleans collected 45.2 rebounds per contest and sat with 2,047 dimes last season, which was 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 14.1 times per contest and as a team committed 19.7 personal fouls per contest.
When they were on defense, the Pelicans forced their opponents into 14.2 turnovers per contest and they drew 20.5 personal fouls. They were ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 2,039 surrendered last year. The Pelicans defense gave up a field goal percentage of 47.1% (3,301 of 7,009) and they relinquished 41.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquished 36.5% on 3-point shots and they ranked 13th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (110.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood last year, the Nets took a loss by a final score of 116-112 against the Celtics. When discussing team rebounding, Brooklyn allowed Boston to pull down 45 in all (10 offensive). They shot 40.0% from beyond the arc by hitting 14 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 22 at the charity stripe (81.8%). The Nets permitted the Celtics to make 42 of 89 tries from the floor which had them at 47.2% in the game. Overall, the Nets shot 41 for 81 from the field which had them shooting 50.6%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Brooklyn knocked down 13 of 35 tries (37.1%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 58.6%. The Celtics were called for 28 fouls for the matchup which took the Nets to the free throw line for 29 tries. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Nets were able to collect 30 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the contest.
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets in this matchup. He made 13 out of 31 in the game for a rate of 41.9%, and had 7 rebounds. Durant scored 39 points in his 47 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 9 assists in this game.
Brooklyn had a win-loss mark of 44-38 last year. The Nets were responsible for committing 20.4 fouls per contest and they shot 80.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists was at 25.3 times per game (10th in the league) and they gave up possession 14.1 times per contest. Brooklyn scored 9,258 points last season (112.9 per contest) and they collected 44.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Nets connected on 47.5% from the floor, which was ranked 4th in the NBA.
The Brooklyn defense gave up 34.5% on three-point shots (1,026 of 2,974) and opponents connected on 78.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquished 23.8 assists and 44.1 rebounds per contest, which ranked them 9th and 15th in basketball. The Nets on defense were ranked 18th in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.1. They were able to force 13.3 TO's every game and let teams shoot 45.2% from the field (7th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-3) and under 231 points
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