Free NBA Pick: Pelicans vs. Nuggets NBA Odds
Looking for New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets free NBA picks & NBA Odds? NBA betting sees the Pelicans taking on the Nuggets on Friday, February 4th at Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Pelicans Nuggets matchup.
2022 NBA Handicapping
(19-32) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets (28-23)
Date: Friday, February 4th
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Ball Arena Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +204 | Nuggets -219 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -5.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Friday, February 4th finds the New Orleans Pelicans playing the Denver Nuggets for the third time this season. Denver won both of the earlier matches on December 8th (120-114 in overtime) and on January 28th (116-105).
The Pelicans last played on Tuesday in a 111-101 victory versus the Pistons while the Nuggets lost 104-108 to the Jazz who swept them this season.
The Nuggets hold the all-time record having bested the Pelicans in 38 of their 66 meetings. Last season the squads played three times with Denver winning two of the three contests.
New Orleans Pelicans
Following a three-game struggle with losses to the Nuggets, Celtics, and Cavaliers the Pelicans got back on track with a victory versus the Pistons.
Although Detroit is a lower-tier club, having both Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas back was a key factor.
Ingram led the way with 26 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block while Jonas Valanciunas delivered a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Four reserves offered double-figure scores including Nickeil Alexander-Walker (14), Trey Murphy III (12), Willy Hernangomez (11), and Jose Alvarado (10).
Josh Hart (knee) is questionable, Didi Louzada Silva (quarantine) was downgraded to out for Friday. Willy Hernangomez (quarantine) and Garrett Temple (quarantine) are out indefinitely.
Kira Lewis Jr. (ACL) is lost for the season while Zion Williamson (foot) remains away from the team rehabbing his foot with no definitive return date.
Without Nikola Jokic the Nuggets struggled, losing to the undermanned Jazz as they completed the sweep of Denver this season. Utah was also shorthanded missing both Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert but the loss punctuated just how vital Jokic is to their success.
He’s nursing a sore toe but without him, the Nuggets didn’t come close to resembling the squad who had won five in a row (and 10 of 13).
On the positive side, the absence of the Joker allowed the rest of the team to find some chemistry with each other and five Nuggets scored in double-figures led by Bryn Forbes who offered 26 points.
Nikola Jokic (toe) and Aaron Gordon (hamstring) were upgraded to probable while DeMarcus Cousins (foot) is questionable to play Friday versus the Pelicans.
Vlatko Cancar (fractured foot), and Jamal Murry (ACL) are out indefinitely while Michael Porter Jr. (back surgery) is presumed out for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head matches
- The Pelicans are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Over Under is 2-8 in the team’s last 10 head-to-head matchups.
- New Orleans is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- Denver is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 10 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver’s last 12 games.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction
Although the Pelicans reside in the 11th seed they’ve played one of the harder strength of schedules and could easily end up with one of the play-in tournament seeds.
The big question is whether Zion Williamson will return this season. Presumably, his presence would make New Orleans a much more competitive squad so keep an eye on this team down the stretch.
As for the Nuggets, as long as they have Nikola Jokic they have a shot but if Jamal Murray can return they’ll take another dramatic step up the ladder.
They enter this match with a two-game lead over the Wolves for the final secure playoff seed (sixth) but have lost two games in a row.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets matchup, we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2021 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA picks!
Register here for a FREE NBABetting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!