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2021 NBA Handicapping
(38-19) Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans (25-32)
Date: Tuesday, April 20th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -2.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 238.5
On Tuesday, April 20th the Brooklyn Nets tip-off versus the New Orleans Pelicans for the second and final time this season. Brooklyn won the first meeting on April 7th by a score of 139-111 and hold a current four-game win streak versus the Pels.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Nets sweeping the series. The Pelicans hold the all-time record having won 20 of the 39 contests.
It’s conceivable the super team Brooklyn Nets could end up figuring out their chemistry in the postseason.
Just as Kevin Durant returned to the rotation he was out again after taking a knee to the thigh. He joined James Harden on the sideline as he deals with his own hamstring injury.
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Brooklyn lost an important match last week to the 76ers and while they may be the tougher team at full strength if they can’t move up to the top seed in the East they’ll need to beat both the Bucks and the 76ers.
That could prove daunting given they’ll be relying on Jeff Green, Nicolas Claxton, and DeAndre Jordan to match up defensively versus Giannis Antetokoumpo and Joel Embiid in those potential series.
The Nets are playing .500 ball through their last eight matches (4-4) with the most recent contest a loss to the Heat. Landry Shamet led the way with 30 points while Kyrie Irving (20) and Joe Harris (12) were the only other double-figure contributors.
Harden (hamstring) and Durant (thigh) are day-to-day. Tyler Johnson (knee) is out indefinitely while Chris Chiozza had surgery on his right hand this week and is out for the foreseeable future. Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is out for the season.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans enter week 18 three games back of the Spurs for the final play-in tournament seed and on a three-game losing streak.
They face one of the teams they have to catch (Spurs) this week and will play the other team (the Warriors) three times in the final 15 games they have left on their itinerary.
A further seven matches are against current playoff seeds like this one against the Nets. In their current three-game losing streak the Pelicans lost consecutive overtime games to the Wizards and Knicks and struggled down in clutch time and the extra frames.
While Zion Williamson led New Orleans with 34 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and two steals he also registered a minus 13 (the worst of the starters — by a large margin).
Something just doesn’t feel right about this team who possess two young talents and it feels like more major tweaks are required this offseason.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker is out at least two weeks nursing an ankle injury and Josh Hart will miss three weeks with a thumb injury.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nets are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Nets are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction
These are the types of games the Pelicans seem to get up for and often surprise their opponents. But, with the Nets laser-focused on claiming that top ladder rung in the East it’s doubtful the Pels catch them unprepared.
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