Pelicans vs. Nets Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets, 1/2/19 Predictions & Odds

The struggling New Orleans Pelicans will take on a Brooklyn Nets team that has won seven of their last 10 games tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Even with the total sitting at 230, is the over still a good play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

507 New Orleans Pelicans at 508 Brooklyn Nets

7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the line in tonight’s game between the Pelicans and Nets is currently a pick’em. The total, meanwhile, sits at 230 points and as of this writing, 53% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nets to cover the point spread.

New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin

Anthony Davis (GI illness) participated in Wednesday's shootaround. Davis is being listed as probable for tonight's game after sitting out Monday's matchup with the Wolves, so it looks like the GI illness will only end up costing him one game. Assuming AD gets back tonight, that would translate to Jahlil Okafor returning to the second unit, and Cheik Diallo could be headed for a DNP-CD. Stay tuned.

Brooklyn Nets Fantasy Spin

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right groin) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. RHJ tweaked his groin on Saturday, and while he's downplayed the severity of the injury, he'll likely be looking at a multi-game absence here. DeMarre Carroll will be the primary beneficiary while he's out, and Jared Dudley could find himself back in the starting unit. Hollis-Jefferson hasn't been very good this season, so there's not much incentive to hang onto him through this injury in standard leagues.

NBA Betting Trends

New Orleans

The Pelicans are 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games.

Brooklyn

The Nets are 6-2 against the number in their last eight home games.

Prediction

The over is a profitable 21-5 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams and is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Brooklyn. The over is also 17-4 in the Pelicans’ last 21 games versus an opponent with a losing record and cashed in five of their last seven games versus the Atlantic. Meanwhile, the over is 13-3 in the Nets’ last 16 games versus a team with a losing record and is 6-2 in their last eight games played on Wednesday.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Pelicans/Nets over 230

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