Nets vs Pelicans Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, January 6, 2023

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The efficient offense of the Brooklyn Nets (25-13) matches up with the stalwart defense of the New Orleans Pelicans (24-14) on January 6, 2023 at Smoothie King Center, where the Nets are 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is set as 230.5 points in this outing.

How to bet Nets vs. Pelicans

Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Nets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nets have -178 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +150 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Nets vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Nets vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Nets are 20-18-0 against the spread this season. Brooklyn has been the favorite in 27 games this season and has come away with the win 20 times (74.1%) in those contests. Nets games this year have hit the over on 17 of 38 set point totals.

The Pelicans are 20-18-0 against the spread this year. New Orleans has put together a 7-7 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). The Pelicans have hit the over 57.9% of the time this year (22 of 38 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nets Leaders
Kevin Durant 37 29.9 6.7 5.5 0.8 1.5 1.8
Kyrie Irving 28 26.2 5 4.6 0.8 0.9 3
Nicolas Claxton 35 11.9 8.2 1.4 0.8 2.5 0
TJ Warren 14 9.5 3.4 1.5 0.7 0.4 0.5
Royce O’Neale 35 9.3 4.8 4.2 0.9 0.7 2.3


Pelicans Leaders
CJ McCollum 34 20.2 4.7 6 1 0.6 2.9
Jonas Valančiūnas 38 13.5 9.6 1.8 0.4 0.6 0.7
Trey Murphy III 35 12.7 4.1 1.3 1 0.5 2.3
Herbert Jones 26 10.1 3.8 2.2 1.5 0.7 0.8
Naji Marshall 36 9 3.5 2.3 0.7 0.2 1.1
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Nets: TJ Warren: Questionable (Rib), Royce O’Neale: Probable (Illness), Markieff Morris: Probable (Illness)

Pelicans: Larry Nance: Questionable (Neck), Willy Hernangomez: Questionable (Ankle), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe)

What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

This year, Brooklyn is posting 115.1 points per game (12th-ranked in NBA) and allowing 111.1 points per contest (seventh-ranked). At home, the Nets are scoring 2.3 more points per game (116.3) than they are in away games (114). In their last 10 games, the Nets have been racking up 122.3 points per contest, an average that’s much higher than the 115.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Brooklyn is making 12.1 three-pointers per game this year (13th-ranked in NBA), and it sports a 39.1% three-point percentage (second-best). Of the shots taken by the Nets in 2022-23, 63.2% of them have been two-pointers (72% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.8% have been from beyond three-point land (28%).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

In 2022-23, New Orleans is third-best in the league offensively (117.5 points scored per game) and ranked 14th on defense (112.8 points conceded). At home the Pelicans are scoring 117.7 points per game, 0.5 more than they are averaging away (117.2). Over their last 10 games, the Pelicans are averaging 117.7 points per contest, 0.2 more than their season average (117.5).

In 2022-23, New Orleans is 20th in the league in 3-point makes (11.4 per game) and 10th in 3-point percentage (36.8%). In 2022-23, the Pelicans have taken 65.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.3% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.7% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Pelicans, and we expect that Pelicans will cover the spread (Nets -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.

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You can bet on Nets vs. Pelicans at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Austin Harper

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