New Orleans Pelicans (22-28) at Brooklyn Nets (35-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26.4 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. James Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 5.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 118.6 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28 points and 4.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Nets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 33-11 in Pelicans last 44 overall. The under is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall. The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans are on the end of a back to back and continue to struggle on the defensive side. The Brooklyn Nets will have Durant back for this contest, and they win at home by an average of 6.6 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field. The Nets are just 1-6 against the spread as a double-digit favorites, but the Pelicans don't play much defense and they're going up against a buzzsaw in the Nets offensively. It's laying the chalk or pass for me.