New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets Total Pick
- Updated: February 9, 2014
Time: 6 PM EST Sunday February 9, 2014, FSN New Orleans, YES (Brooklyn)
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
The Brooklyn Nets host the New Orleans Pelicans in a non-conference match up.
In their last games: The Pelicans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 and the Nets lost to the Detroit Pistons 111-95.
The Pelicans beat the Timberwolves, as they held Minnesota to a FG% of 37.3% and they outscored the T-Wolves by 17 points in the 4th quarter.
In their loss to the Pistons the Nets struggled on both sides of the court only shooting 36% from the floor and they allowed Detroit to shoot a FG% of 51.2%.
The last time these 2 teams met it was last season in New Orleans with the Nets beating the Pelicans 108-98.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the Pelicans.
The Nets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games facing the Pelicans.
The Pelicans have won 2 straight and are 7-3 in their last 10 games and the Nets are coming off a loss and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
New Orleans’ C Anthony Davis is averaging 24.8 points per game while shooting 56.6% from the floor over his last 5 games.
Point Spread: Brooklyn -5
Total Line: 194
Money Line: Pelicans +175 / Nets -210
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
New Orleans Pelicans: 22-27 SU 23-24-2 ATS
Brooklyn Nets: 22-26 SU 23-25 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• NO is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
• NO is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• NO has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
• BKL is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• BKL is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• BKL has an Over record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
New Orleans Pelicans: 89.30
Brooklyn Nets: 88.39
Key Player Injuries
[F] 02/03/2014 – Jason Smith out for season ( Knee )
[G] 01/10/2014 – Jrue Holiday out indefinitely ( Leg )
[F] 01/13/2014 – Ryan Anderson out indefinitely ( Back)
[C] 122/21/2013 – Brook Lopez out for season ( Foot )
Over/Under Total Pick:
This game is a trend players dream with 9 of the last 10 games in this match-up going over the total. Add in the fact that the last 5 times these two have met the final scores were also over today’s posted total line of 194. We’re not going to buck the trend here.
Take this game to go OVER 194 points.
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