Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans - 1/6/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (24-14) vs Brooklyn Nets (25-13)

Game Info: Friday, January 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Brooklyn Nets have won 12 of their last 13 games. The New Orleans Pelicans have won 6 of their last 8 games.

The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 115.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.6 points and 5.5 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 26.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 117.4 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 20.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

The Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The under is 10-4 in Nets last 14 Friday games. The over is 8-3 in Pelicans last 11 overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Brooklyn Nets should be looking for a bounce back spot after their loss to the Bulls, and they're still winning their last 5 games by an average of 10.6 points. The New Orleans Pelicans are terrific at home and a team we've backed a lot this year, but they're still without Ingram and Zion, two of their top players. This is a tough ask against a Nets team that's rolling. I'll lay the reasonable number with the road team.

Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets -4.5

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