At the onset of his arrival, Zion Williamson was tabbed as the savior of the Pelicans. Williamson has certainly moved the needle for team interest and merchandise sales. However, progress on the hardwood is fleeting for New Orleans. Brooklyn has the most star-studded roster in NBA betting. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving are, when healthy, the Association’s best trio. Problematic is that they have not been fit for the past couple of months. Yet Brooklyn began the week as the lead team in the Eastern Conference.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Information
New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets CashBet Wagering Analysis
Of great concern to gamblers is the status of Brooklyn stars James Harden and Kevin Durant. Harden is questionable with a hamstring issue. While Durant remains out until mid-April with a hamstring injury. The prolonged absence of Durant has been a drag on Brooklyn’s Sportsbook odds value. New Orleans is a difficult sell for a public worn down by its red ink.
Nets Content for First Eastern Conference
After a hot period of bossing the cashier’s cage, the Nets are in free fall. To illustrate, Brooklyn has failed to cover six of their last seven betting on NBA matchups. Four of their last five games went under the total. Brooklyn is 35-16 straight up, 24-27 against the spread, and 30-21 over the total. The Nets rank 2nd in the Association for scoring offense and 25th for points allowed. First place in the Eastern Conference goes to Brooklyn. But rookie head coach Steve Nash must convince his team to clamp down defensively.
With Durant out, Irving and Harden have had to carry the Nets. To show, Irving averages 28 points per game. Harden is at 25.4 points per contest.
Pelicans Continue to Disappoint
New Orleans has dropped two of their last three games to the line. And then all three games went over the pro basketball betting total. New Orleans is 22-27 straight up, 23-26 against the spread, and 33-16 over the total. Accordingly, the Pelicans are three games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. NBA metrics show New Orleans 6th for scoring offense, 27th for points allowed. Defensive woes date back to last season for the Pels. Fashion that, more than anything else, is what is blocking a postseason bid.
Naturally, Zion Williamson leads the Pelicans with 26.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets Against the Spread
Overall, the Pelicans are 11-11 against the spread on the road. New Orleans is 14-11 on the board as a dog. And against the Eastern Conference, the Pelicans are 9-10 vs. the line.
Specifically, against the Eastern Conference, the Pelicans are 13-6 over the total. New Orleans is 15-10 to the over as underdogs. On the road, the Pelicans are 12-10 over the spread.
In sum, Brooklyn is 12-15 against the spread at home. As chalk, the Nets are 14-22 vs. the line. Against the Western Conference, the Nets are 14-7 on the board.
Brooklyn is 14-13 over the total at Barclays Center. Specifically, as chalk, the Nets are 23-13 to the over. And against the Western Conference, the Nets are 12-9 over the number.
Brooklyn has covered four consecutive basketball betting matchups with New Orleans. Six of the last seven between these teams went over the total. At Barclays Center, the Nets have paid in their previous two games vs. New Orleans. And then the last three meetings in this series at Brooklyn cleared the total.
New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets CashBet Free Pick
As was previously noted, the Nets have had the NBA gambling advantage over Brooklyn. New Orleans lacks the depth of the Nets. Further, Williamson is proven incapable of carrying the Pelicans himself.
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