The Pelicans are trying to get the most out of their remaining games as they head to the Barclays Center to face the Brooklyn Nets. After a strong win against the Rockets, they can get back on track and make a run for playoff contention.
It’s going to be challenging to clinch the 8th seed or better in the Western Conference, but it’s still possible if the Pelicans can deliver consistent results. Meanwhile, the Nets will try to go off with another winning streak and secure the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
As the second half of the regular season heats up, the NitroBetting news team aims to cover all of the hottest matches coming your way. With that, we have the Pelicans vs. Nets game preview that covers all the important details of the bout, updated NBA betting odds, betting trends, and our exclusive prediction.
Pelican vs. Nets Game Information
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- When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: ESPN New Orleans 100.3 FM (Pelicans) / Sports Radio 66 (Nets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans +10.5 / OU: 231.0
Why Bet on the Pelicans?
At the moment, the Pelicans are 11th in the Western Conference standings. The team is now facing injury troubles, missing four essential players, including Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, and everyone knows that the presence of these players can change the whole dynamics of the team. The two remain questionable leading to the game.
Nonetheless, Lonzo Ball back on the court provided some relief for the Pelicans. In his comeback game, the guard recorded 27 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds. He is one of the key players in this young squad. The competent roster of the Pelicans is expected to deliver.
Their last game against the Rockets also shows that the squad can hold their own, Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points, Naji Marshall added 12 points, James Johnson added 18 points, while Steven Adams had 12 points.
Why Bet on the Nets?
The Nets remain the center of attention in the second half of the regular season after some more major acquisitions during the transfer window. NBA veterans Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge adds more depth to the bigs.
After overtaking the Sixers, Brooklyn now tops the Eastern Conference standings with 35 wins and 16 losses at the time of this writing. They are a force to be reckoned with this season and will give some of the top-rank teams a run for their money come postseason.
Even though the team previously lost to the Bulls, they were able to show everyone that the team can play unselfish basketball. Griffin and Aldridge combined for 21 points. Jeff Green performed exceptionally well, scoring 21 points in 25 minutes.
Despite the absence of Kevin Durant and James Harden, the Nets showed their resilience while Kyrie Irving took charge, leading the scoreboard with 24 points and 15 assists.
Pelican vs. Nets Betting Trends
- Pelicans are on a 3-2 in its last 5 road games.
- Pelicans are 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 road games.
- The totals have gone over in 5 of the Pelicans’ last 10 games.
- Nets are 9-1 in its last 10 home games.
- Nets are 2-8 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under in 8 of the Nets’ last 10 home games.
Pelican vs. Nets Expert Betting Prediction
Even though on paper, the Nets have a clear advantage here. A desperate Pelicans team should never be underestimated. If Williamson and Ingram can make a return for this game, it’s going to be a tough one for the No. 1 seed team in the Eastern Conference.
The Pelicans can also threaten to cover the spread if the scorers fire on all cylinders. On the other hand, the Nets can punish any defense if they see any lapses.
Ultimately, this is going to be an interesting game for those seeking entertainment and betting opportunities. It’s a close game to call, but anticipate a thrilling game come Wednesday, April 7th.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.