Nets at Pelicans - 1/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (12-34) at New Orleans Pelicans (17-28)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSN
The Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans play Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Brooklyn Nets need a nice win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.2 points and nine rebounds. Joe Johnson is dishing 3.8 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 14.2 points and 5.3 assists. Norris Cole is dishing 2.7 assists and Alexis Ajinca is grabbing four rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last six home games. Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans are questionable.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans.
Banged up Davis or not, the Nets are in full tank mode and that's not going to change playing a Pelicans team that's hoping to keep making up ground in the playoff race. Give me New Orleans by double digits.