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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans

January 2, 2024


The Brooklyn Nets will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana to face the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night with tip-off scheduled for 8:00 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports New Orleans and the YES Network.

 

Brooklyn enters this game with a record of 15-18 which puts them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference and are on a three-game losing streak following a 108-124 loss on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

 

The Nets have been a below-average scoring defense as they enter this game allowing an average of 116.36 points per game while having been a slightly above-average scoring team as they are averaging 115.81 points per game. 



Mikal Bridges has been one of the better players on the team this season as he leads the team in scoring with 696 points this season. The Brooklyn Nets will look to end their three-game losing streak when they travel to face the New Orleans Pelicans.



The New Orleans Pelicans enter this game with the 6th best record in the Western Conference with a record of 19-14 and are on a two-game winning streak following a 129-109 win at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. The Pelicans have been an above-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 115.97 points per game while also being an above-average defensive team as they are allowing an average of 112.97 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA. 



Brandon Ingram has been the leader offensively for New Orleans as he enters this game leading the team in scoring and assists with an average of 23.3 points and 5.5 assists per game. The New Orleans Pelicans will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.



BookMaker has the New Orleans Pelicans listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Brooklyn has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Brooklyn Nets are 18-14-1 ATS overall, 7-9 ATS on the road, and 9-10-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the New Orleans Pelicans are 18-14-1 ATS overall, 11-7 ATS at home, and 9-10 ATS as a favorite on the year.



New Orleans has the better record this season and is on a two-game winning streak while Brookly enters this game on a three-game losing streak. However, the Nets have been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while also having been the better team at covering the spread in the series going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. 



Despite the Pelicans being the better team, the Nets have dominated the series over the last ten matchups which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they travel to face the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. 

 

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets +7