In the first game of the 2022-23 season for both teams, the Brooklyn Nets host the New Orleans Pelicans at Barclays Center, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Pelicans are 2.5-point underdogs in the game. A 231.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Nets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nets have -142 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +120 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Nets vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSNO
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
Nets vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Nets were 34-47-1 last year. Brooklyn won 34 of the 55 games it was the moneyline favorite last season (61.8%). There were 41 Nets games (out of 82) that hit the over last season.
Against the spread, the Pelicans were 40-40-2 last year. New Orleans won 19, or 32.2%, of the 59 games it played as underdogs last season. The Pelicans had 33 of their 82 games hit the over last season.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Nets vs. Pelicans Injury Report
Nets: Joe Harris: Out (Ankle), Seth Curry: Out (Ankle), TJ Warren: Out (Foot)
Pelicans: EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Jaxson Hayes: Questionable (Elbow), Kira Lewis: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
Last year, Brooklyn was ninth in the league on offense (112.9 points scored per game) and 17th defensively (112 points conceded). Offensively the Nets were worse in home games last season, averaging 110.4 points per game, compared to 115.4 per game on the road.
Beyond the arc, Brooklyn was 23rd in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.5) last year. It was 10th in 3-point percentage at 36.1%. The Nets attempted 35.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc last season, and 27.3% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they took 64.1% of their shots, with 72.7% of their makes coming from there.
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
Last season New Orleans scored 109.3 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) and ceded 110.3 points per contest (13th-ranked). The Pelicans scored 111.4 points per game at home last season, and 107.2 away.
New Orleans struggled in terms of threes last year, ranking third-worst in the NBA in treys made per game (10.6) and fourth-worst in three-point percentage (33.2%). Last year the Pelicans took 63.5% two-pointers, accounting for 73.5% of the team’s baskets. They shot 36.5% from beyond the arc (26.5% of the team’s baskets).
Nets vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Nets, and we predict that Nets will cover the spread (Nets -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.
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