Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 3/19/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (41-26) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (26-42) on Tuesday, March 19th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on YES. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Trail Blazers, CJ McCollum was the top scorer for New Orleans, recording 30 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 53.6%. As the Pelicans secured the victory with a final score of 126-107, Zion Williamson also chipped in with 26 points.

In their last ten games, the Pelicans are 7-3 and have an overall record of 41-26. As of now, they are 5th in the Western Conference and hold the top spot in the Southwest division.

The Pelicans have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 37-29. The Pelicans maintain an ATS record of 18-15 on the road, while they have a 19-14 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Nets conveyed a message to the Spurs with a score of 122-115. the Nets entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 56-55.

Coming into their matchup with the Pelicans, the Nets are 26-42 overall and are hoping to end a three game losing skid. In their 68 games, the Nets have gone 18-23 against Eastern Conference foes and are 8-19 in non-conference games.

Brooklyn’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 29-36 for the season. In their last three road games, Brooklyn has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 11-23 on the road as opposed to 18-13 at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

Through 67 games games, New Orleans is averaging 116.1 points per game (13th).

On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 116.1 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. Interestingly, they have scored slightly more points on the road (115.7) compared to at home (116.6).

So far, New Orleans has outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.2% of their games. In terms of pace, the Pelicans are 17th in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pelicans are 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. They have been efficient inside the arc, making 55% of their two-point attempts (12th).

Nets Offense Breakdown

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Through 68 games games, Brooklyn is averaging 111.7 points per game (24th).

At home, the Nets are averaging 113.9 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. Overall, they are 24th in scoring at 111.7 points per game. So far this season, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.2% of their games.

From beyond the arc, the Nets are 7th in the league in three-pointers made per game at 13.6. They are also 9th in three-point attempts. However, their three-point shooting percentage is 36%, which is 14th in the NBA.

Brooklyn has been strong on the offensive glass, ranking 6th in the league in offensive rebounds. In terms of assists, the Nets are 17th with an average of 26.4 per game.

Pelicans Team Defense

This season, the Pelicans’ defense is the 8th ranked defense in the NBA at 8th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 65.7% of their games. The New Orleans defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.1% of their field goal attempts vs. New Orleans.

Nets Team Defense

So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 15th in the league at 114.1 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12.1 per game, which is 8th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Nets

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Zion Williamson will be the primary scorer for the Pelicans, with 22 points and going 9/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.6 points per game, along with 5.8 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cam Thomas as the leading scorer for the Nets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.2%, and his scoring average is 21.5 points per game.

Pelicans vs Nets Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, New Orleans has an ATS record of just 5-4-1. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • Although Brooklyn has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 107 points per game in these games.
  • The last five games that Brooklyn was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 7-3 straight up.

Pelicans vs Nets Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Pelicans vs. Nets matchup, our bet is to grab the Nets at +7.5. Even though our projections have the Pelicans winning 113-106, we see the Nets as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 216.5, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Nets to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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