The Brooklyn Nets get set to host The New Orleans Pelicans as a 10 point favorite. Simply covering the spread at home, let alone as a double-digit favorite, hasn’t worked out well for the Nets lately. They’re 1-6 ATS in their seven home games, and they’re 1-6 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite.
Brooklyn could have Kevin Durant back in the lineup as he’s currently listed as probable. To be safe, You’ll probably want to confirm his status if you’re looking to back the Nets. We’ve seen examples this season where players are listed as probable only to see them inactive before tipoff.
Sometimes you need to watch the odds board to understand the market perspective of the game. Even with Durant possibly returning, some sharp action is already siding with the visiting Pelicans.
That logic makes plenty of sense given the Nets’ current form covering the spread, in addition to the fact that even if Durant does play, he could be a bit rusty and could also be on a minutes restriction.