New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Smoothie King Center)

Brooklyn Nets -1.0 . Total 230.5

The Brooklyn Nets are on the road for a clash with the New Orleans Pelicans.  The Nets are (14-12), coming off a 109-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Pelicans are (6-21), after falling to the Orlando Magic, 130-119.

In the Nets win over the 76ers, Brooklyn was led on offense by Spencer Dinwiddie.  Dinwiddie connected on 9 of 21 attempts from the floor, making 4 foul shots, collecting 24 points and 6 assists.  The Nets shot over 45% from the floor and over 37% from 3-point range.  Brooklyn shot was able to hold the Philadelphia 76ers to just 19% from distance.  The Nets secured 12 offensive rebounds in the win. 

In the Pelicans loss to the Magic, New Orleans was guided during the game by Jrue Holiday.  Holiday made 12 of 20 attempts from the floor, finishing with 29 points and 8 assists, just 2 assists shy of a double-double. The Pelicans shot a sizzling 53% from the floor and 44% from deep.  New Orleans was able to knock down 19 3-point shots.  The difference in the game came from the foul line.  The Magic dominated the Pelicans from the foul line, 21 to 6.  The Pelicans led by 6 points after the first quarter.

Recent Betting Trends:

Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.

Nets are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against the Pelicans.

The under is 4-1 in Nets last 5 games.

Pelicans are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.

Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

The over is 4-2 in Pelicans last 6 games. 

These are two teams going in opposite directions at this point.  The Nets are coming off a convincing win over a good Philadelphia team.  The Nets have won 4 of their last 6.  The Pelicans have controlled this series as of late, winning 7 of the last 10 matchups.  The Nets have a solid offense and should be able to find success against a Pelicans defense that ranks 29th in scoring defense.  The Pelicans also rank 26th in 3-point defense, look for Brooklyn's Joe Harris to have a nice game from 3-point range.  Final score prediction, Nets will win and cover, 116-112.    

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Chris’s Pick BKN -1.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.