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2022 NBA Handicapping
(16-26) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets (26-15)
Date: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +285 |Nets -350 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans +7.5 / Nets -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 228
The New Orleans Pelicans will be on the road to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, January 15th.
The tip-off is set for 7:30 ET from Barclays Center.
Brooklyn started off as an 8.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 7.5. The total has gone from 223.5 to 228.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have been a weird team to figure out this year. You never truly know what team to expect when they play, which is never a good thing.
This is a team that has won three of their past four ball games. It is going to be hard for them to make it four out five when they face this Nets squad.
As expected, it has been pretty rough sledding for these guys without Zion Williamson. Whenever a team is missing someone as key as he is, it is going to make it that much harder to win games.
In the absence of Williamson, one guy that I have been very impressed with is Brandon Ingram. We already knew that was a good talent, but he has seemed to elevate his game in a year where his team has needed him to step up even more.
Portland picked up a win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday by a score of 113-89. They did just what they had to do against a team that is totally short-handed.
A lot of different folks chipped in on the offensive side of things in the win over LA. Brandon Ingram was the leading scorer with 24 points and 6 assists. Jonas Valancunas added on 18 points and an impressive 16 rebounds to the effort. They will need similar contributions if they wish to take down Brooklyn.
The Nets are playing how a lot of people thought they would this season. They are definitely one of the best teams in basketball.
Brooklyn currently has a record of 26-15, which puts them in third place in the Eastern Conference. They have the same record as the Miami Heat at the moment.
Without Kyrie, this is still a very dangerous team, but I, along with others, feel that they will need him to be in the lineup in order for this club to win a title. It is a good start that he is playing in the away games, but that could become a weird once the playoffs start.
This group lost to the OKC Thunder on Thursday by a score of 130-109. It is one thing to lose to them, but you cannot get totally waxed by one of the worst team in the NBA. Their level of effort is going to have to be much better on Saturday.
I thought the defense for them was absolutely terrible in their last game. There is no excuse to allow a team like that to score that many points on you.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against Brooklyn.
- The Pelicans are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
- The Nets are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone over in 10 of Brooklyn’s last 15 games.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Analysis:
After getting totally embarrassed by the Thunder on Thursday, the Nets have to be much better on Saturday. Their last loss might have been their worst game of the season, which they are well aware of.
A big key for this game regarding Brooklyn is the fact that they should have Kevin Durant back. He did not play last game, but that was due to rest.
If you are Brooklyn, you once again get a chance to play a weaker team and you need to care of your business. It would be a bad look for them to drop a game to New Orleans, especially when they are not with their best player.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets ATS
I expect the Nets to look at the tape and make the necessary adjustments in this game. If Durant and Harden on their game, the Pelicans simply do not have the players to stop those two.
Look, the Nets have not exactly been all that great at covering lately, but I think they find a way to get it done in this game. When all is said and done, I do not feel New Orleans can match them score for score, which if they were able to, would be the only way the Pels could win.
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