Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. The Suns put their 6-game win streak on the line as they travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With 4 wins in their last 5 games, the Brooklyn Nets are right where they want to be, considering the circumstances of this season so far. They are in midst of a 6-game road trip and are currently 3-1 after beating the Orlando Magic by 33 points on Thursday. Kevin Durant had his usual 30 points, while James Harden notched yet another triple-double. Look for those numbers to be the similar tonight, unless we have a blowout on our hand and they take the night off early. The Nets usually pounce on the weaker home teams, they have a record of 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against teams who had a winning record of 40% or less at home.
New Orleans Pelicans
Nothing seems to be going the way the Pelicans have imagined it would. They have the worst record in the league, Brandon Ingram is dealing with a hip injury, Zion Williamson is out indefinitely with a foot problem and now their general manager is throwing fists at former coaches. All that doesn’t make for a fun working environment and it’s no wonder why the team has lost every hope and we’re only mid-way through November. Jonas Valanciunas remains the only bright spot averaging 20 points and 14 rebounds, but outside of him there’s really not much to hang on. Pelicans are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games while playing on 1 day of rest.
It’s really hard to imagine any other outcome besides a big win for Brooklyn here. They clearly have the two best players in the match-up and this would have been the case even if Ingram and Zion were both playing. Nets are simply too much to handle for much better teams than the Pelicans are right now. Back Brooklyn to cover.
New Orleans Pelicans – Brooklyn Nets Odds
New Orleans Pelicans – Brooklyn Nets Prediction
Nets -7.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Pelicans are barely cracking the 100-point mark on a nightly basis, they’ve done so only twice in their last 5 games. On the season they average the 4th lowest point per game at 100.5. In home games that slightly goes up to 104.4 per game, but the most they’ve scored at the Smoothie King Arena was 117 points back in October. The Nets don’t have such issues, they lead the league in three-point percentage at 37.9% and they’re also the 7th ranked team in field goal percentage at 46.5% per game. When you have players like Kevin Durant and James Harden on your roster, you will be good on offense, it’s not really hard to figure that out. The total has gone over 13 times in the last 14 duels between the Pelicans and Nets in New Orleans and the two teams are averaging 242.4 points between them in the last 10 meetings. Give me the over in this one.
Over 211.5 Total Points available at -110 odds on bet365