Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans - 11/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans - 11/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (1-11) vs Brooklyn Nets (8-4)

Game Info: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans look to snap an eight-game losing streak.

The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.5 points and 5.3 assists, while James Harden is averaging 18.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 100.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 25 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.5 points and 13.9 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

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The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Pelicans are 14-35-2 ATS in their last 51 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Nets last 21 overall. The under is 19-6-1 in Pelicans last 26 overall. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New Orleans.

I keep saying that the New Orleans Pelicans are better than their record indicates, but eventually we need to see some results for those words to ring true. The Pelicans are terrible right now, and they're not a team I'm thrilled to get behind. The Brooklyn Nets are starting to hit their stride, and they're capable of blowing teams out of the water. I can't back the Pelicans. Give me the Nets and the reasonable chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets -7.5

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