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(0-0) Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 26th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: New Orleans -130
NBA Betting Odds: New Orleans -2
NBA Betting Total: 207
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Two teams who have been bugged by injuries over the last couple season start the season off against each other as the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans get set for battle.
Injuries have caused both teams to find themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference, but with every at 100%, there is reason for optimism for both teams heading into this season.
The Nuggets will look to put an end to their own personal drought of missing the postseason.
Denver has failed to make the playoffs in 3 straight seasons and have been held to less than 36 wins in all three.
One reason for their struggles last season came from Danilo Gallinari. The SF continued to miss giant chunks of time with injuries last season as he ended up playing in just 53 games. During the time he did play, he averaged just 19.5 points per game, which is rather low for him.
They’ve already been bitten by the injury bug before the season has even started, as shooting guard Gary Harris, who was one of the most improved players last season, may miss the opener with a groin injury.
They will have SF Wilson Chandler back after he missed the entire season with a hip injury.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans know the feeling of the Nuggets.
Star PF Anthony Davis has quite the future set for him in the NBA, that is if he can make it through a full season. Davis has played less than 68 games in all 4 of his NBA seasons and will need to stay healthy if the Pelicans hope to have any shot at the postseason.
It was knee and shoulder injuries that hurt him last season and his 2016-2017 campaign nearly got off to a similar start. Davis hurt his ankle in preseason play, but luckily the injury wasn’t serious, as he will be ready to go here on Wednesday.
However, things are still bleak for this Pelicans team.
They’ll be without Tyreke Evans, who has had 3 knee surgeries in the past year, Quincy Pondexter, who is battling a knee injury, and Jrue Holiday, who is out indefinitely to be with his wife.
The task is certainly tall with the lineup thin for the Pelicans, but if Davis can stay healthy, this is team has the potential.
New Orleans has won the past two head to head meetings.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss.
- Pelicans are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 games following a ATS win.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans missing pieces and injuries are going to be tough to overcome.
Given that and their lack of depth, the Nuggets get the edge here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Denver +2
Grab the points here as Denver has enough weapons to come on the road and spoil opening night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Denver Nuggets 104- New Orleans Pelicans 99
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