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NBA Game Matchup Report
Friday, 11/17/2017 at 10:35 pm NEW ORLEANS (8-8) at  DENVER (9-6)
Results Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P FG% FT% 3PT% FG% FT% 3PT%
719NEW ORLEANS 220 108.4 110.6 8-8 9-7-0 8-8-0 48% 75.1% 34.9% 46.7% 77.6% 38.3%
720DENVER -4 108.5 105.4 9-6 6-9-0 6-9-0 47% 73.8% 37.4% 46.5% 75.9% 37.7%
Preview - DENVER vs NEW ORLEANSGame Write Up
The New Orleans Pelicans (8-7), 4-point underdogs, will travel to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets (8-6). The game's Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 216 points and it will air on ESPN at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017.

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By BTB Staff | November 17, 2017, 7:30 am
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Power Rating Estimate Edge
NEW ORLEANS 93
DENVER 99 -9 5
Average power rating of opponents played: DENVER 95.3, NEW ORLEANS 96.5
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
NEW ORLEANS Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 9-6 83-93 623-623 7-8 88-90 616-635 8-7 72-107 585-684
as an underdog 4-2 56-56 373-344 4-2 54-60 341-379 2-4 37-78 241-490
as a road underdog 2-2 35-43 246-239 2-2 29-50 229-259 1-3 21-59 146-350
as a road underdog of 6 points or less 2-2 20-22 103-110 2-2 16-27 100-111 1-3 16-27 88-128
in road games 6-2 41-47 305-315 4-4 32-57 294-331 5-3 27-63 228-407
in November games 5-3 19-18 100-104 3-5 17-21 99-107 5-3 16-22 100-109
in the first half of the season 9-6 37-44 217-221 7-8 37-45 206-240 8-7 32-50 207-243
on Friday nights 2-0 13-19 125-129 1-1 17-15 123-132 1-1 14-18 133-125
against Northwest division opponents 0-2 16-21 111-127 0-2 24-14 114-123 0-2 15-23 105-135
after a non-conference game 3-3 31-34 231-197 3-3 35-31 224-210 2-4 22-44 216-224
after 2 consecutive non-conference games 2-1 16-17 109-98 1-2 14-19 107-101 1-2 13-20 107-105
after having won 2 of their last 3 games 3-4 27-29 206-197 3-4 27-30 196-205 4-3 26-32 206-205
after covering 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread 3-4 20-30 178-180 3-4 26-25 177-185 3-4 20-31 174-193
after having won 4 or 5 of their last 6 games 2-2 13-19 160-189 3-1 17-14 161-183 2-2 14-18 177-178
after covering 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread 2-2 10-16 116-116 2-2 16-11 112-124 2-2 10-17 116-123
after having won 5 or 6 of their last 7 games 1-1 6-13 99-133 2-0 12-6 114-114 0-2 5-14 116-120
off a upset loss as a favorite 1-1 12-14 86-91 0-2 12-13 87-93 1-1 8-18 84-99
off an upset loss as a home favorite 1-1 10-12 54-67 0-2 11-10 58-65 1-1 6-16 51-75
off a home loss 2-1 21-21 124-140 1-2 21-21 135-132 2-1 16-27 107-164
after allowing 115 points or more 2-1 20-21 50-46 1-2 19-23 44-55 2-1 20-22 53-46
after allowing 120 points or more 2-0 10-14 22-28 1-1 14-11 25-28 2-0 12-13 28-25
after scoring 105 points or more 3 straight games 0-2 6-13 14-22 1-1 13-6 18-18 1-1 8-11 17-20
after scoring 105 points or more 4 straight games 0-1 2-8 3-9 1-0 8-2 8-3 0-1 3-7 4-8
after scoring 105 points or more 5 straight games 0-0 0-4 0-4 0-0 3-1 3-1 0-0 1-3 1-3
after scoring 115 points or more 3-2 15-19 36-43 2-3 18-16 37-43 2-3 12-22 35-46
after playing a home game 2-4 37-45 288-313 2-4 43-40 300-303 3-3 29-55 266-348
after playing 2 consecutive home games 1-2 17-22 138-143 1-2 23-16 142-143 1-2 14-26 123-164
after playing 3 consecutive home games 1-0 6-12 55-58 0-1 9-8 52-63 1-0 5-13 50-66
after a game where they failed to cover the spread 3-2 46-45 312-299 3-2 51-40 310-304 2-3 39-53 302-320
after failing to cover the spread in 2 or more consecutive games 1-0 20-23 142-149 0-1 23-19 146-148 1-0 17-26 134-163
after 1 or more consecutive losses 5-1 52-52 334-327 3-3 52-52 335-329 4-2 46-59 298-374
when playing against a team with a winning record 2-4 39-46 315-327 3-3 44-41 289-354 1-5 23-63 233-422
when the total is greater than or equal to 220 3-2 12-12 13-14 3-2 12-12 13-14 2-3 8-16 9-18
in a road game where the total is greater than or equal to 220 1-0 6-4 6-5 1-0 4-6 5-6 1-0 4-6 4-7
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DENVER Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 5-9 92-81 865-839 5-9 101-73 867-828 8-6 81-97 815-926
as a favorite 4-6 30-33 368-358 4-6 34-30 381-339 7-3 39-26 516-222
as a home favorite 3-3 25-24 291-271 2-4 27-23 294-262 5-1 31-19 416-155
as a home favorite of 6 points or less 1-2 16-17 143-136 1-2 19-14 144-134 2-1 19-14 176-107
in home games 4-4 42-45 435-415 3-5 52-35 433-406 6-2 45-44 520-347
in November games 3-4 18-20 142-139 3-4 20-17 145-131 5-2 16-22 142-145
in the first half of the season 5-9 35-42 288-297 5-9 44-34 300-281 8-6 34-46 277-323
on Friday nights 0-2 13-15 168-153 0-2 20-9 164-153 2-0 13-16 157-171
when playing with 3 or more days rest 0-0 2-2 62-49 0-0 3-1 56-56 0-0 2-2 63-53
against Southwest division opponents 0-0 18-17 132-119 0-0 18-17 110-137 0-0 13-23 126-128
after a division game 2-0 20-10 208-179 1-1 20-12 196-191 2-0 17-15 192-210
after failing to cover 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread 3-4 19-17 230-223 4-3 26-14 236-219 5-2 19-21 202-270
after having won 2 of their last 3 games 3-4 35-25 293-250 4-3 35-26 273-268 5-2 30-31 290-263
after having won 3 of their last 4 games 2-3 16-20 185-193 2-3 24-12 196-181 3-2 13-23 207-178
after having won 4 or 5 of their last 6 games 2-3 17-21 263-247 2-3 26-13 272-238 3-2 15-24 288-231
after having won 5 or 6 of their last 7 games 2-1 8-8 197-171 1-2 12-5 198-169 2-1 7-10 219-157
off a loss against a division rival 1-0 16-5 124-94 0-1 13-9 107-108 1-0 11-11 100-127
off a road loss against a division rival 1-0 8-3 74-63 0-1 8-4 68-69 1-0 7-5 63-78
off a loss by 10 points or more to a division rival 1-0 6-3 70-52 0-1 5-5 57-63 1-0 4-6 57-71
off a road loss 2-1 31-19 275-285 1-2 32-19 279-278 3-0 30-21 248-322
off a road loss by 10 points or more 1-1 15-7 155-153 0-2 13-10 154-153 2-0 15-8 135-180
after a loss by 10 points or more 1-2 24-17 237-221 0-3 22-19 223-228 3-0 21-22 194-278
after a blowout loss by 15 points or more 0-2 15-12 139-132 0-2 17-11 130-136 2-0 15-13 109-169
after scoring 85 points or less 0-0 8-5 110-116 0-0 6-7 113-109 0-0 5-8 77-156
after scoring 90 points or less 0-0 12-9 190-194 0-0 14-8 196-181 0-0 8-14 134-263
after playing a road game 3-2 40-41 412-425 3-2 48-35 426-409 4-1 37-47 390-464
after a game where they failed to cover the spread 4-4 47-33 428-398 3-5 48-31 424-395 6-2 42-39 383-468
after 1 or more consecutive losses 2-3 56-37 455-440 1-4 57-35 462-422 4-1 49-46 388-529
when playing against a team with a winning record 2-2 44-35 463-424 3-1 51-29 445-443 2-2 29-53 354-559
versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game 2-4 27-19 51-41 3-3 34-13 58-34 5-1 29-18 63-32
versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game 3-2 25-19 62-59 4-1 36-9 72-51 4-1 19-26 51-73
when the total is greater than or equal to 220 1-3 24-20 62-60 2-2 28-17 68-55 2-2 22-23 66-58
in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 220 0-3 11-12 31-29 1-2 14-10 33-28 1-2 13-11 44-18
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
NEW ORLEANS Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 8-8 -2.9 9-7 8-8 108.375 57 48.021% 50.688 110.562 57.813 46.719% 50.438
Road Games 5-4 1 6-3 5-4 106.778 54.889 46.842% 52.444 109.778 57.222 44.988% 53.889
Last 5 Games 2-3 -1.55 2-3 3-2 113 57.4 52.983% 43.2 120.2 60.4 50.688% 47.4
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
DENVER Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 9-6 0.45 6-9 6-9 108.467 53.8 46.964% 53 105.4 53.4 46.484% 49.067
Home Games 7-2 3.95 5-4 4-5 113 56.111 49.676% 55.111 104.333 50.667 46.342% 46.556
Last 5 Games 4-1 3.05 3-2 2-3 113.4 58.2 49.195% 51.8 103.6 51.2 47.209% 47.2
NEW ORLEANS Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 108.4 57 41-85 48% 10-30 34.9% 16-21 75.1% 51 9 26 20 8 0 4
vs opponents surrendering 105.9 53.6 39-86 45.8% 10-29 35.7% 17-22 76.6% 52 10 23 20 8 15 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 106.8 54.9 40-84 46.8% 10-31 33.8% 17-23 73.8% 52 8 24 21 7 0 5
Stats Against (All Games) 110.6 57.8 41-88 46.7% 12-32 38.3% 17-21 77.6% 50 10 24 21 8 16 4
vs opponents averaging 105.7 53.2 39-85 45.9% 10-28 36.4% 17-22 77.8% 51 9 22 21 8 15 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 109.8 57.2 41-91 45% 11-31 34.8% 17-22 76.2% 54 12 24 22 7 14 6
DENVER Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 108.5 53.8 41-87 47% 11-29 37.4% 16-22 73.8% 53 11 25 18 8 0 4
vs opponents surrendering 105.7 52.7 39-86 45% 10-29 36% 18-23 77.9% 52 10 22 21 8 15 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 113 56.1 43-86 49.7% 11-29 37.7% 17-24 72% 55 12 28 18 8 0 5
Stats Against (All Games) 105.4 53.4 40-85 46.5% 12-31 37.7% 14-19 75.9% 49 10 24 21 9 16 5
vs opponents averaging 105.9 53.3 39-85 45.7% 11-29 36.5% 17-23 76.8% 51 9 22 21 8 15 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 104.3 50.7 40-87 46.3% 12-32 36.4% 12-18 69.4% 47 10 24 22 9 16 4
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
NEW ORLEANS Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/18/2017 @MEMPHIS 91-103 L 2 L 204.5 U 30-79 38% 60 18 39-92 42.4% 59 11
10/20/2017 GOLDEN STATE 120-128 L 9.5 L 221 O 45-95 47.4% 55 16 47-89 52.8% 49 18
10/22/2017 @LA LAKERS 119-112 W -5.5 W 222 O 47-83 56.6% 50 18 44-90 48.9% 43 17
10/24/2017 @PORTLAND 93-103 L 5 L 216.5 U 30-76 39.5% 48 17 33-88 37.5% 67 19
10/26/2017 @SACRAMENTO 114-106 W 1 W 204 O 42-86 48.8% 55 15 38-81 46.9% 40 12
10/28/2017 CLEVELAND 123-101 W 2.5 W 220 O 49-94 52.1% 54 11 36-78 46.2% 43 18
10/30/2017 ORLANDO 99-115 L -7.5 L 222.5 U 39-85 45.9% 47 19 43-85 50.6% 50 16
11/01/2017 MINNESOTA 98-104 L -2 L 224.5 U 36-84 42.9% 45 19 41-83 49.4% 56 21
11/03/2017 @DALLAS 99-94 W -4.5 W 211 U 36-89 40.4% 67 12 34-88 38.6% 51 15
11/04/2017 @CHICAGO 96-90 W -5.5 W 199.5 U 35-87 40.2% 61 13 35-99 35.4% 63 17
11/07/2017 @INDIANA 117-112 W -1.5 W 217.5 O 44-87 50.6% 53 12 44-93 47.3% 49 10
11/09/2017 @TORONTO 118-122 L 5 L 215 O 44-82 53.7% 45 13 45-98 45.9% 61 12
11/11/2017 LA CLIPPERS 111-103 W -6 W 218 U 43-80 53.7% 56 23 35-86 40.7% 41 11
11/13/2017 ATLANTA 106-105 W -9.5 W 217 U 41-75 54.7% 46 19 40-87 46% 42 16
11/15/2017 TORONTO 116-125 L -3 L 218 O 46-91 50.5% 36 14 45-76 59.2% 41 21
11/17/2017 @DENVER 114-146 L 4.5 L 221.5 O 48-91 52.7% 33 13 56-89 62.9% 52 14
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Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DENVER Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/18/2017 @UTAH 96-106 L 2.5 L 205 U 36-77 46.8% 43 21 41-81 50.6% 40 15
10/21/2017 SACRAMENTO 96-79 W -12.5 W 212.5 U 37-85 43.5% 67 16 31-85 36.5% 47 13
10/23/2017 WASHINGTON 104-109 L -5 L 224.5 U 39-80 48.7% 52 23 37-84 44% 43 15
10/25/2017 @CHARLOTTE 93-110 L -2.5 L 211.5 U 38-99 38.4% 57 13 38-80 47.5% 57 14
10/27/2017 @ATLANTA 105-100 W -7.5 W 210.5 U 42-91 46.2% 62 11 37-89 41.6% 45 12
10/29/2017 @BROOKLYN 124-111 W -5.5 W 223 O 47-94 50% 49 6 39-96 40.6% 68 15
10/30/2017 @NEW YORK 110-116 L -5 L 211 O 35-85 41.2% 43 13 41-82 50% 59 22
11/01/2017 TORONTO 129-111 W -1.5 W 217 O 47-88 53.4% 57 12 42-85 49.4% 46 13
11/03/2017 MIAMI 95-94 W -5.5 W 216.5 U 36-80 45% 52 17 36-77 46.8% 48 23
11/04/2017 GOLDEN STATE 108-127 L 9 L 232.5 O 40-87 46% 54 17 50-91 54.9% 47 13
11/07/2017 BROOKLYN 112-104 W -12.5 W 230 U 44-93 47.3% 52 19 38-89 42.7% 58 25
11/09/2017 OKLAHOMA CITY 102-94 W 2 W 215.5 U 38-82 46.3% 54 19 38-90 42.2% 54 16
11/11/2017 ORLANDO 125-107 W -9 W 217 O 46-87 52.9% 56 12 41-87 47.1% 43 12
11/13/2017 @PORTLAND 82-99 L 2 L 212 U 30-84 35.7% 45 20 38-73 52.1% 48 21
11/17/2017 NEW ORLEANS 146-114 W -4.5 W 221.5 O 56-89 62.9% 52 14 48-91 52.7% 33 13
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DENVER games 50.9% of the time since 1996. (711-686)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DENVER games 43.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (68-88)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ORLEANS games 53.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (83-72)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ORLEANS games 50.1% of the time since 1996. (708-706)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DENVER games 58.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (92-65)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DENVER games 50.3% of the time since 1996. (753-744)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ORLEANS games 46.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (79-91)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ORLEANS games 49.1% of the time since 1996. (745-772)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Shooting 3pt shots Free Throws Rebounds
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A Pct FTM-A Pct Tot. OFF TO
11/17/2017 DENVER 146 -4 O 64 56-89 62.9% 18-35 51.4% 16-21 76.2% 52 13 14
NEW ORLEANS 114 221.5 56 48-91 52.7% 12-33 36.4% 6-10 60% 33 8 13
04/07/2017 DENVER 122 -7 U 51 43-78 55.1% 13-32 40.6% 23-32 71.9% 60 11 21
NEW ORLEANS 106 229 50 47-99 47.5% 3-23 13% 9-13 69.2% 40 10 11
04/04/2017 NEW ORLEANS 131 -3 O 75 51-100 51% 14-32 43.7% 15-17 88.2% 42 10 7
DENVER 134 229 69 53-99 53.5% 13-30 43.3% 15-21 71.4% 61 15 10
03/26/2017 DENVER 90 -7 U 40 36-95 37.9% 6-25 24% 12-14 85.7% 51 8 10
NEW ORLEANS 115 226 55 48-97 49.5% 9-27 33.3% 10-12 83.3% 61 10 9
10/26/2016 NEW ORLEANS 102 -1 O 48 38-92 41.3% 3-19 15.8% 23-26 88.5% 42 5 11
DENVER 107 206 60 37-83 44.6% 8-24 33.3% 25-33 75.8% 69 11 24
03/31/2016 NEW ORLEANS 101 7 U 56 40-90 44.4% 13-29 44.8% 8-9 88.9% 58 14 16
DENVER 95 206.5 54 36-83 43.4% 10-27 37% 13-17 76.5% 44 8 13
12/20/2015 DENVER 125 -1 O 74 45-96 46.9% 17-35 48.6% 18-22 81.8% 49 13 5
NEW ORLEANS 130 204.5 67 44-78 56.4% 11-24 45.8% 31-39 79.5% 48 7 10
11/17/2015 NEW ORLEANS 98 -6 O 53 41-83 49.4% 7-23 30.4% 9-11 81.8% 38 8 9
DENVER 115 207.5 51 45-85 52.9% 15-30 50% 10-13 76.9% 49 11 13
03/15/2015 NEW ORLEANS 111 -8 O 47 46-99 46.5% 6-22 27.3% 13-21 61.9% 65 15 18
DENVER 118 209 50 46-104 44.2% 10-31 32.3% 16-20 80% 58 12 11
03/01/2015 DENVER 92 4 U 37 37-92 40.2% 9-33 27.3% 9-17 52.9% 53 16 11
NEW ORLEANS 99 197.5 37 36-74 48.6% 5-22 22.7% 22-30 73.3% 56 9 16
01/28/2015 NEW ORLEANS 85 -5 U 39 32-82 39% 3-15 20% 18-24 75% 58 17 9
DENVER 93 202.5 49 39-85 45.9% 10-17 58.8% 5-7 71.4% 46 8 8
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NEW ORLEANS Key Player Injuries
[G] 11/17/2017 - Tony Allen is downgraded to OUT Friday vs. Denver ( Knee )
(!)[F] 11/17/2017 - Anthony Davis left last game, is "?" ( Concussion )
[G] 11/17/2017 - Tony Allen is "?" ( Knee )
[G] 11/16/2017 - Tony Allen is "?" Friday vs. Denver ( Knee )
[G] 11/16/2017 - Tony Allen is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Denver ( Knee )
[G] 11/15/2017 - Tony Allen is "?" ( Knee )
[G] 11/13/2017 - Tony Allen is "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto ( Knee )
[C] 10/20/2017 - Alexis Ajinca is out indefinitely ( Knee )
[PG] 10/16/2017 - Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely ( Hernia )
[F] 10/14/2017 - Solomon Hill is out indefinitely ( Hamstring )
DENVER Key Player Injuries
[C] 11/18/2017 - Mason Plumlee is "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers ( Abdominal )
[C] 11/18/2017 - Mason Plumlee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Lakers ( Abdominal )
[C] 11/17/2017 - Mason Plumlee is "?" Friday vs. New Orleans ( Abdominal )
[C] 11/17/2017 - Mason Plumlee is upgraded to probable Friday vs. New Orleans ( Abdominal )
[G] 11/16/2017 - Gary Harris is upgraded to probable Friday vs. New Orleans ( Shoulder )
[G] 11/13/2017 - Gary Harris is "?" Friday vs. New Orleans ( Shoulder )