Nets vs. Pelicans - 3/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (34-29) at Brooklyn Nets (25-36)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, YES
The New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.3 points and 10.4 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.9 points and 6.5 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing 3.9 assists and Norris Cole is shooting 41.4 percent from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans are easily playing their best ball of the season and are coming off a win over the Bucks in which they shot 58.7 percent from the field. Don’t look now, but the Pelicans find themselves just a half a game out of the last playoff spot in the West.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after losing five of their last seven. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.5 points and 6.6 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.5 assists. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Deron Williams is dishing 6.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets need a win if they’re going to seriously get back in the playoff race in the East. The Nets have allowed 100-plus points in six of their last eight games and have lost their last three games on their home court. The Nets need to do something quickly if they hope to make the postseason.
The Pelicans are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games. The Nets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Pelicans are 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
We're getting a free bucket with the Pelicans, which have proven to be the better team here. I'm not betting against Davis and a hungry New Orleans team. Brooklyn is hit or miss, and I don't feel comfortable here. Give me NO.