Teams trending in opposite directions will square off on Friday night when the Brooklyn Nets (8-4) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (1-11). The Nets have won six of their last seven games, including a 123-90 win over Orlando on Wednesday. New Orleans has now lost eight games in a row and has only picked up one win this season.
Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET at the Smoothie King Center. Brooklyn is favored by 7.5 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Nets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 211.5. Before entering any Nets vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Pelicans vs. Nets spread: Nets -7.5
- Pelicans vs. Nets over-under: 212 points
What you need to know about the Pelicans
New Orleans will have nothing to lose when it hosts Brooklyn on Friday night. The Pelicans have lost eight consecutive games and are not expected to compete with one of the best teams in the NBA. They have been without power forward Zion Williamson due to a foot injury and small forward Brandon Ingram is questionable with a hip injury.
Ingram, the team’s leading scorer, practiced on Thursday after missing the last six games. His return would give New Orleans a huge boost, especially against a Brooklyn team that is amid a long road trip. The Pelicans have covered the spread in five of their last seven games against an Eastern Conference opponent.
What you need to know about the Nets
Brooklyn got off to a slow start this season, but it has won six of its last seven games. The Nets are coming off a 123-90 blowout victory over Orlando on Wednesday night. James Harden posted a triple-double, recording 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
The Nets have been able to replace point guard Kyrie Irving with solid bench play. Big man LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points in the win over the Magic and Kevin Durant once again led the team in scoring with 30 points. Brooklyn has covered the spread in four of its last six games and is 6-0 ATS in its last six games against New Orleans.
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