New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/27/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (12-21) at New Orleans Pelicans (17-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -10 -- Over/Under: 220.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSN
The Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 107.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 13.2 points and 7.1 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.5 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 110.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.9 points and 12.1 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.1 points and 10.4 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last eight home games.
The Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pelicans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings and the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
We know the Brooklyn Nets are banged up and on the end of a back to back, but I'm not sure how confident I am in laying double-digit chalk with the Pelicans. New Orleans is still being outscored on the season, struggles defensively and hasn't been a double-digit favorite yet this season. The Nets may not win many games, but they've been solid against the number overall and have covered four of the five games they've been a double-digit underdog. Give me the points if forced to pick this game.