At 7:30 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (26-42) will host the New Orleans Pelicans (41-26) in a non-conference matchup. The Pelicans (-330) are favored by 7.5 points over the Nets (+257), with the over/under line set at 216.5.

This game will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and can be seen on YES.


The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +7.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, March 19th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-106 in favor of the Pelicans.
  • Our projections have Zion Williamson finishing with Zion Williamson points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Pressure Builds for New Orleans as Away Favorites

In Pelicans games this season, the average combined scoring total is 227.1 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 216.5. In their last game vs. the Trail Blazers, they combined for 233 points, surpassing the O/U line of 215.5.

New Orleans has an O/U record of 29-38 for the season, and 63 of their games have had higher O/U lines than 216.5. In non-conference games, the Pelicans have gone 15-8 on the over/under.

The Pelicans are currently on a three-game road winning streak and have an ATS record of 18-15 on the road. As the favorite, they are 22-19 against the spread on the road and 28-14 overall.

New Orleans is 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 41-26. In their last game, they defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 126-107, covering the spread as 13-point favorites.

So far this season, the Pelicans have been one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses. They are 8th in field goal percentage and 10th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league.

When it comes to scoring, the Pelicans are 13th in the NBA at 116.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored slightly more on the road (115.7 PPG) than at home (116.6 PPG).

In terms of three-point shooting, the Pelicans are 6th in the NBA at 38%. However, they are just 25th in three-point attempts per game. Overall, they are 13th in the league in assists.

So far, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 8th in the league at 111.0 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 12.5 per game, which is 14th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 17th in blocked shots at 5 per game.

Will the Nets Win at Home?

As the underdog, the Nets are looking to snap a three-game ATS losing streak. In their games as the underdog, Brooklyn has gone 17-26 ATS this season. On average, they have been outscored by 7.2 points per game as the underdog.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 34-34, and their games have averaged 225.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 216.5, and 59 of their games have had higher over/under lines than that.

In their last game, the Nets lost to the Spurs by a score of 122-115. The O/U line for that game was 218 points. Brooklyn was a 2-point underdog going into the game, and they have now lost three straight games.

Currently, the Nets are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-42. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 4th place. This season, the Nets are 18-23 against other teams in the East and 8-19 against the West.

On the season, the Nets are 29-36 ATS, including a record of 18-13 ATS at home. At home, they have an average scoring margin of +2.1 points per game.

When playing at home, the Nets are averaging 113.9 points per game, which is 19th in the league. Overall, they are 24th in points per game at 111.7. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 24th in the NBA.

One area where the Nets have excelled this season is offensive rebounding. They are 6th in the league in that category. In terms of field goal percentage, Brooklyn is 26th at 45%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 7th in the NBA in made threes per game. However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of free throws, Brooklyn is 25th in both attempts and makes.

On the defensive side, Nets is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 114.1 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12.1 per game, which is 8th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.