New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 24 (1/24): NBA

New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 24 (1/24): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Nuggets money line +100
Nuggets spread +1.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line -118
Pelicans spread -1.5 (-110)
Over / under 228.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Denver Nuggets New Orleans Pelicans
Record 33-14 26-21
Home / road record 11-10 17-6
Streak W5 L1
Points per game 117.00 113.00
Points allowed per game 113.00 112.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 43.00
Rebounds allowed per game 40.00 40.00
Over / under record 20-22-1 20-22-1
 

Preview

The Denver Nuggets hit the road and will visit the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season and the Pelicans won 121-106 at home.  

 

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets get here with a 33-14 record and are 11-10 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 8-2, averaging 120.9 points, 43.3 rebounds, 29.4 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 52.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points per game.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with a 26-21 record overall and 17-6 at home 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.

McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and 5.9 assists for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson is averaging 16.5 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 3-7, averaging 111.3 points, 43.2 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Denver are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.

Denver are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games against New Orleans.

Denver are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against New Orleans.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.

New Orleans are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans' last 20 games.

New Orleans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans' last 10 games against Denver

 

Prediction

The Nuggets have been one of the hottest teams in the league but they're dealing with some key players injured in Jokic and Porter which could complicate things when they face the Pelicans on the road. The Pelicans have been struggling without their big man Williamson but they still have a great record at home. I'd wait until the injury update for this game and Jokic is out again I'd take the Pelicans.

PICK: Pelicans -1.5 (-110)

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