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Nets vs Pelicans odds line spread 2023 NBA picks Jan 6
SportsLine's model just revealed its NBA picks for Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans
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The Brooklyn Nets will be looking to bounce back from their first loss in a month when they face the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Brooklyn had rattled off 12 consecutive victories before losing to Chicago on Wednesday. New Orleans has won six of its last eight games, jumping to third place in the Western Conference standings. 

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Brooklyn is favored by 4.5 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Nets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 230.5. Before entering any Nets vs. Pelicans picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 38-13 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning almost $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Nets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Nets vs. Pelicans:

  • Pelicans vs. Nets spread: Nets -4.5
  • Pelicans vs. Nets over/under: 230 points
  • Pelicans vs. Nets money line: Pelicans +158, Nets -190
  • Pelicans vs. Nets picks: See picks here
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Why the Pelicans can cover

New Orleans head coach Willie Green earned Western Conference Coach of the Month honors in December after leading his team to a 10-5 record. The Pelicans raced out to a 31-point second-quarter lead against Houston on Wednesday before eventually notching a 119-108 win. Veteran guard CJ McCollum finished with a game-high 28 points to lead six New Orleans scorers in double figures. 

They are going to have to rely on balanced scoring over the next few weeks, as leading scorer Zion Williamson (hamstring) and second-leading scorer Brandon Ingram (toe) are both sidelined. Big man Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the win over the Rockets. New Orleans has gone 17-4 through its first 21 home games, which is the best mark in franchise history. 

Why the Nets can cover

Brooklyn finally lost for the first time since Dec. 4 when it came up short against Chicago on Wednesday night, snapping a 12-game winning streak. The Nets will now be trying to avoid consecutive losses for the first time since Nov. 13-15. Star forward Kevin Durant knocked down 15 of 22 field-goal attempts in a 44-point effort against the Bulls, coming up one point short of his season-high. 

Durant had a season-best 28 points in the first half during what was the first game of a three-game road trip. Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn earned Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors last month, as the Nets surged near the top of the standings. The Pelicans are going to have trouble replacing Williamson and Ingram, who are combining for more than 46 points per game. 

How to make Pelicans vs. Nets picks

The model has simulated Nets vs. Pelicans 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pelicans vs. Nets? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the Nets vs. Pelicans spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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