Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Nuggets vs Pelicans Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Denver Nuggets taking on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday November 17 at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Denver Nuggets (5-5) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-9)
Date: Tuesday November 17
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Betting Odds: New Orleans -6
NBA Betting Total:207.5
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After being a participant in the 2014-2015 NBA playoffs, the Pelicans have quite the journey to go through if they hope to repeat that feat here in 2015-2016.
New Orleans has lost 9 of their first 10 games and sit in dead last in the Western Conference. That does have a lot to do with F Anthony Davis battling injuries.
He will be in the lineup on Tuesday as New Orleans looks to get on track at home when they welcome in the Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets win streak came to a crashing halt against the Phoenix Suns last time out as they were dropped 105-81 on Saturday.
While fatigue could have easily been the main reason, head coach Mike Malone was having none of that when asked why the team struggled so badly. Denver was outscored 60-28 in the first half as they were in the midst of their 4th game in 6 days. Denver was also in the 2nd leg of their back-to-back in Saturday’s loss.
Things may be tough for Denver on Tuesday if F Kenneth Faried cannot go. Faried left Saturday’s blowout loss with back spasms and is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest. Faried will participate in morning shootaround and see how his back feels after.
The forward is averaging 13.2 points per game and 9.7 rebounds on the season. He’s also recorded 5 games with double digit rebounds.
With the likelihood of him guarding Anthony Davis, the Nuggets will certainly hope he is in the lineup.
New Orleans Pelicans
F Anthony Davis has continued to battle a hip injury through the Pelicans first 10 games of the season, but did return from missing two straight last time out against the Knicks.
However, his presence still was not enough as the Pelicans fell 95-87 on Sunday.
Davis recorded 36 points, but got no help from his supporting cast.
The next highest point getting came at just 16 points as the injuries continue to pile up for the Pelicans leaving them with little depth.
They remain without Tyreke Evans, Kendrick Perkins, Norris Cole, and Quincy Pondexter who all continue to battle their way back from injuries.
With the Pelicans 1-9 SU record, they’ve also been brutal for backers. New Orleans is just 2-8 ATS and 1-3 ATS at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Pelicans are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans have just been a mess this season. With all the injuries piling up, laying this many points in any scenario with them probably isn’t the best move.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Denver ATS
The Nuggets should be able to keep this one close. Kenneth Faried said he wants to and will be in the lineup come Tuesday. With him holding the fort down in the paint, expect some tough times for the Pelicans in this close one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 96- Denver 94
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