Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 31 (1/31): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Jan 31, 2023, 8:28:27 AM
|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Nuggets money line||-320|
|Nuggets spread||-7.5 (-110)|
|Pelicans money line||+270|
|Pelicans spread||+7.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||234|
2022-2023 season stats
|Denver Nuggets||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Home / road record||19-5||9-15|
|Points per game||113.00||115.00|
|Points allowed per game||111.00||113.00|
|Rebounds per game||48.00||44.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.00||41.00|
|Over / under record||24-25||27-23|
The Denver Nuggets return home to host the New Orleans Pelicans at the Fiserv Forum on Sunday night. These teams faced each other earlier this season in New Orleans where the Nuggets took the win 128-119.
The Nuggets get here with a 33-15 record and are 21-11 on the road so far this season ranking 1st in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets are 19-9 in conference games. Denver ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 54.8 points per game in the paint led by Nikola Jokic averaging 15.7.
Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Denver.
In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 7-3, averaging 115.4 points, 39.9 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.0 points per game.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans get here with a 26-24 record overall and 9-15 in road games ranking 2nd in the Southwest. New Orleans is fifth in the Western Conference with 15.2 fast break points per game led by CJ McCollum averaging 3.2.
Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 14.5 points and 9.8 rebounds for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 3.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 1-9, averaging 105.0 points, 39.2 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.3 points.
New Orleans are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games.
New Orleans are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against Denver.
New Orleans are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Denver.
New Orleans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans' last 7 games when playing on the road against Denver.
Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Denver's last 11 games.
Denver are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Denver's last 11 games against New Orleans.
The Nuggets have struggled lately as they have been dealing with injuries but looks like they will be full healthy for this game. The Pelicans have lost 8 games in a row and they have been also dealing with injuries but CJ and Ingram are set to be back for this game so this a huge boost to their offense and I think they can keep this game close enough to cover the spread. Take the Pelicans.
PICK: Pelicans +7.5 (-110)
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