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NBA betting line favors Nets over Pelicans

New Orleans PelicansBrooklyn Nets
22-27February 09, 2014, 06:00 | Barclays Center22-26

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Pelicans travelling to Brooklyn Sunday to face the Nets on Sunday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nets are 22-26 so far on the season, and 23-25 ATS vs. the number. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are 22-27 and 23-24-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Brooklyn go 26-21-1 and the Pelicans go 24-25 on the totals.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Nets as -6-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 193.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nets rated this week at No. 18 and the Pelicans sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-90 result in favor of the Pelicans today.

The Pelicans were a 98-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota was victimized for 26 points and 10 rebounds by Anthony Davis as the Pelicans defeated the Timberwolves 98-91 in NBA action on Friday.

The Nets were a 111-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. Brooklyn suffered a 111-95 loss against Detroit on Friday, getting 18 points from Jason Terry in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pelicans rank No. 18 in the league with 42.73 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 8.02 per game, while the Pelicans rate No. 27 with 5.96 per contest.

A few Pelicans at Nets trends to consider:
New Orleans is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Brooklyn is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games

Next up:
New Orleans at Toronto, Monday, February 10th
Brooklyn home to Charlotte, Wednesday, February 12th