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(4-1) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets (4-1)
Date: Monday October 29
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -6
NBA Betting Total: 233.5
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Both of these teams are off to strong starts. New Orleans is coming off their first loss of the season at home to Utah. It was a track meet and they just couldn’t keep up which is a little disconcerting given the opponent.
This will be a tough spot to get right.
Denver is also coming off a loss, on the road against LeBron and the Lakers. They are so at home so this one is a good spot to get right.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans are the highest scoring team in the league. They scored 111 against Utah which is usually a positive but they were still torched giving up more than 130 points. The first loss might linger as Denver is one of the worst trips in the league. Though maybe starting a trip there is “ideal”.
Lost unless you read the boxscore was that Anthony Davis did not play in the loss due to an elbow injury and he might not play in this one. Slotting in Julius Randle is a nice luxury but it messes with their depth. Hot start might be turning to reality.
Randle’s game is pretty smooth and he has been averaging 16/7 playing off the bench except for the last one. He can up those numbers a little bit with more playing time but obviously the ceiling is lower. Pelicans had been scoring a lot and might have to adjust style, especially on the road.
Niko Mirotic is going to have to really step up and the problem is that he is no that kind of player…nobody else on the Pelicans other than Davis is. Jrue Holiday going beast mode might be the best thing for this club right now. Maybe he can get hot and carry them for the game.
When Davis is out this is a totally different team. He could win an MVP but even if he never does there might not be a guy more important, save LeBron.
On the road in altitude was going to be a tough spot even with him.
With Davis out we are not going to get our matchup with Nikola Jokic. The extremely versatile big only leads the team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and FG%.
The two looking nothing a like and do it very differently but they are both monsters.
The Nuggets had no answer for LeBron – triple double in the loss to L.A. They shot 50% from the field overall but the shot were not falling from deep. It is the modern NBA, really hard to win games when you shoot less than 30% from deep.
Denver has good depth, more than New Orleans and without Davis they should be able to dictate the pace in this one.
Jokic is always a threat for a triple double and without Davis to slow him Denver should be able to get whatever they want, especially at home when the Pels begin to tire.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in NO last 9 Mon. games.
- NO are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games.
- NO are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in DEN last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- NO are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Denver.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
No line yet but the Nuggets will be the favourites. I would guess -7 unless Davis is recovered and expected to play. That does’t seem likely.
Assuming that is the number the home side looks good. I think they have advantages in a lot of spots and will be able to exploit them and win by double digits.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
Look for big games from Jokic and Murray. If Holiday goes off Murray will look to match and have success. That counters that and the rest of the team flows to an easy win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nuggets 119 – Pelicans 108
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