New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions
The New Orleans Pelicans is all set to take on Brooklyn Nets in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Smoothie King Center tonight at 7:30 pm EST. The home team need something miraculous to secure a victory after 32 losses in 57 games while the momentum is heavily with Nets who in spite of hitting a roadblock with closely fought defeat against Heat.
The rivalry and the predictions are completely in favor of the visiting side with their opponents desperate to score their 26th victory of the season.
New Orleans Pelicans have lost their last three games while Brooklyn Nets after after 3 back to back wins lost their last match against Miami Heat. FiveThirtyEight predicts a win for Brooklyn Nets in tonight’s clash.However, the latest New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions gives New Orleans Pelicans edge over Nets.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The New Orleans Pelicans are under the pump to deliver after a major slip up in the midst of their campaign, putting them in a tough spot currently. Despite getting off to a much-needed good start, the side started to taper away with the regular season setting in completely.
They never recovered from the blow as they are currently seen struggling in 11th place with a win-loss ratio of 0.439 so far. In the last five games, they have lost three games on the trot against the likes of Knicks and Wizards besides two significant wins against Cavaliers and Kings.
On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets are set for a grand finish for the regular season after maintaining their spot in the Eastern conference. They are currently occupying the 2nd spot in their conference and have a huge chance in the NBA championship.
Barring initial hiccups, they never looked back as they went on a dominating spree in March and April that kept them close to 76ers who are currently at the top of the table. In the last five outings, they have managed just two triumphs which is in stark contrast to their campaign so far. The side is desperately looking to get back to their best.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (39 games): Nets – 19 wins, Pelicans – 20 wins.
Playoffs: 0 games.
Previous meeting: Nets won 139-111 on 7th April 2021 in a regular season fixture.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Zion Williamson who is the power forward in the side has averaged 26.7 points per game and has 7.1 rebounds in 51 games. He scored 34 points against Knicks in his last outing.
Eric Bledsoe who is the shooting guard has a good rating with a 3-pointer conversion of 34.5% so far.
Brandon Ingram who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 46.9 and a free throw percentage of 88.6 in 51 games this season. He has also averaged 5 rebounds per game during the same time.
Steven Adams who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 7.7 points and 5.2 dribbles in this edition.
Kyrie Irving has shouldered the responsibility extremely well as he produced brilliance against Miami Heat with 20 points. In addition to this, he has averaged 27.5 points and 6.1 assists per game.
Kevin Durant is back in the reckoning after quite some time with an efficiency rating of 25.98 in 23 games he has played.
Joe Harris has been one of the few players who has played all the games for the Nets this season. He gave away 12 points and 2 rebounds in his last outing.
Landry Shamet shone extremely well with the youngster doing a decent job after making 30 points in 38 minutes.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Pelicans have a tough task in hand whereas the Nets are looking ahead of the contest. If Nets are banking on the winning momentum, Pelicans need a big effort here to stand a chance in the post season. Premium platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also shared the same in their outright predictions.
Looking at FiveThirtyEight, they have gone on to pick Brooklyn Nets to start as favorites with the visitors having 45% chance to secure a big victory on Tuesday night.