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2023 NBA Handicapping Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans
(9-2) Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans (5-6)
Date: Friday, November 17th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LO
Moneyline NBA Odds: Nuggets -115 | Pelicans -105 (Bet Now!)
NBA ATS Betting Odds: Nuggets -4
Today’s NBA Betting Total (O/U): 224
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The Denver Nuggets visit the New Orleans Pelicans for their second meeting of the season. The Nuggets took the opening meeting 134-116.
Denver is coming off a 111-108 victory versus the Clippers on Tuesday, while the Pelicans completed consecutive matches against the Mavericks losing the first (124-136) and winning the second (131-110).
Last season, the teams played four times with each club winning twice. Denver holds the all-time record having bested the Pelicans in 42 of their 73 matches.
This match marks the start of a road-heavy schedule where the Nuggets will play 10 of their next 12 away from Ball Arena. Denver’s two losses came on the road so this stretch will be pivotal given Jamal Murray is likely to remain out until early December.
In the recent win, Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets once again with a near triple-double of 32 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists.
Denver ranked fifth on offense (117.7) and sixth defensively (108.6) with the second-best net rating of plus 9.0.
Despite their record the Nuggets aren’t as solid against the spread with a 5-6 record.
Nuggets Injury Report
To summarize the injury report…
- Jamal Murray, PG (OUT indefinitely — hamstring)
- Vlatko Cancar, SF (OUT indefinitely— knee)
New Orleans Pelicans
Injuries have played havoc with the Pelicans as several core members of the team remain sidelined. That said, Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram are healthy and are the keys to keeping New Orleans in the mix of a very competitive Western Conference.
The Pels ended a five-game losing streak with a pivotal victory versus the Mavericks in a match that witnessed six Pels score in double-digits. Ingram and stand-out rookie Jordan Hawkins led the scoring with 25 a piece.
Last year the Pelicans ranked 24th offensively (109.4), and 18th defensively (113.4) while posting a net differential of minus -4 which ranks 23rd overall.
New Orleans ironically has a similar ranking against the spread as their opponent with a 5-5-1 record.
Pelicans Injury Report
To summarize the injury report…
- Trey Murphy III, SF (OUT indefinitely— knee)
- CJ McCollum, SG (OUT indefinitely— lung)
- Larry Nance Jr., PF (OUT indefinitely — ribs)
- Jose Alvarado, PG (OUT indefinitely— ankle)
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Nuggets vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Trends:
- All in all, the Nuggets are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Denver’s last 14 games.
- Also, the Nuggets are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against New Orleans.
- By comparison, the Pelicans are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games.
- Additionally, the Pelicans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The added motivation of the In Season Tournament will factor in this match where a win by the 2-0 Nuggets likely would cement them moving on whereas the Pels are 1-1 needing another win to stay in the mix.
Denver has feasted at home but the real test comes now that the schedule shifts and I expect Michael Malone to have his charges motivated to start the road trip strong so I’ll take Denver against the spread.
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