The Nets and Pelicans will kick off 2024 tonight in New Orleans. The Nets will be looking to snap their three game losing streak while the Pelicans will be looking to win their third game in a row. Here are our NBA Picks for today between the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans.
The Nets come in with a record of 15-18. They come into this game following a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where they struggled defensively, allowing OKC to take control in the second half and score 124 points. Brooklyn's defense has been a concern throughout the season, as they have consistently allowed high points to opponents. Key players like Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie will need to step up their game to turn the tide for the Nets.
New Orleans Pelicans: The Pelicans, holding a 19-14 record, enter the matchup in a better position. They are coming off a win against the Los Angeles Lakers, showcasing a solid offensive performance. Players like Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, and CJ McCollum have been crucial in scoring, combining for significant points in recent games. The Pelicans' overall performance, particularly their offense, has been more consistent compared to the Nets.
The Pelicans are favored to win this matchup, being listed as 5.5-point favorites. They have been performing well, especially at home, and the Nets’ defensive issues could be a significant advantage for New Orleans. The game's total over/under is set at 230 points, with both teams having a history of high-scoring games this season.
Pelicans 119 Nets 112