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New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 1-2-24 NBA Picks

New Orleans Pelicans (19-14) vs Brooklyn Nets (15-18)
2024-01-02 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 232
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The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing 8 of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction.

Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Pistons last week, but they’re coming off losses to the Bucks, Wizards and Thunder. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 116.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Cam Thomas is averaging 22.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Mikal Bridges is averaging 21.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Cameron Johnson is the third double-digit scorer, and Lonnie Walker IV is dishing 1.6 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.

Brooklyn Nets Team Facts

  • The Nets have won each of their last three games as road underdogs on the first leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Nets have covered the spread in each of their last seven games as road underdogs on the first leg of a back-to-back.
  • Six of the Nets’ last seven night games against the Pelicans following a road loss have gone OVER the total points line.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview 

The New Orleans Pelicans rebounded from a loss to the Grizzlies with wins over the Jazz and Lakers. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.3 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Zion Williamson is averaging 22.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Murphy III is grabbing 4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The Pelicans have won seven of their last eight games against opponents who are on the first leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Pelicans have covered the spread in seven of their last eight night games following a home win.
  • Each of the Pelicans’ last seven night games on the first leg of a back-to-back have gone UNDER the total points line.

Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction

The New Orleans Pelicans are the better team and should be favored at home, but this line feels like an overreaction. The Pels still struggle with consistency and despite wins here and there they’ve still failed to cover 4 of their last 6 games. The Pelicans just aren’t a team I’m excited to lay big numbers with, and I’m somebody who was high on them before the season started. Even with the losses and failed covers lately, the Nets are still a profitable 18-14-1 ATS. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Brooklyn Nets +6.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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