The New Orleans Pelicans (16-26) stop by Barclays Center Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. ET game against the Brooklyn Nets (26-15). Below, we look at the Pelicans vs. Nets odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
NOLA has won three of its last four games (4-0 ATS) including two straight at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-125 Tuesday and the Los Angeles Clippers 113-89 Thursday.
The Pelicans are 3-4 straight-up (SU), 4-3 ATS and 3-4 O/U with the 17th-ranked adjusted net rating at a minus-2.1 and the 11th-best ATS margin at plus-1.9 over the last two weeks, according to CleaningTheGlass.com (CTG).
Brooklyn has seesawed between winning and losing over the last seven games (3-4 SU and 1-6 ATS), losing at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-109 in its latest outing.
The Nets have the 18th-ranked adjusted net rating at a minus-2.6 and the second-worst ATS margin at minus-9.9 over the last 14 days.
The Nets beat the Pelicans 120-112 in New Orleans but failed to cover as 9-point road favorites. The Pelicans were missing leading scorer SF Brandon Ingram, who averages 22.9 points per game, in the first meeting.
Pelicans at Nets odds, spread and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:40 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Pelicans +205 (bet $100 to win $205) | Nets -260 (bet $260 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Pelicans +6.5 (-115) | Nets -6.5 (-107)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)