Betting on today’s Nuggets and Pelicans game? Catch the action at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, as the Pelicans hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSNO. The Nuggets are the favored team in this Western conference contest against the Pelicans. The game’s over/under currently sits at 224.5 points.
DENVER NUGGETS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +4
This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-108 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 12 threes.
Taking a Look at the Nuggets Chances on the Road
The Nuggets head into today’s action with an overall record of 9-2 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. Across their 11 games, the Nuggets have recorded a 8-2 record when facing teams from the Western Conference and a 1-0 record in non-conference games.
Denver possesses an ATS record of 5-6 for this season, including their ongoing three game losing streak against the spread. Denver has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 1-3 ATS on the road compared to 4-3 at home.
Coming off their recent game, the Nuggets offense tallied 111 points in a matchup against the Clippers. Their field goal percentage for the game was 53.4%, and they made 8 threes. Denver’s offense is currently one of the slower paced teams in the NBA, at 96.3 possessions per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 22nd in attempts and 17th in three-point shooting percentage.
The Nuggets’ defense is presently ranked 5th in the league, allowing an average of 106.3 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nuggets are forcing 12.4 per game, which is 7th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 7th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.
Can the Pelicans Please their Home Crowd?
Over the Pelicans’ last five games, they are 2-3 and come in with an overall record of 5-6. During their 11 games, the Pelicans have gone 3-5 against teams in the Western Conference and 2-1 in non-conference matchups.
New Orleans has an overall ATS record of 5-6 as they come into today’s game. This season, New Orleans has a 2-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-4 as underdogs.
New Orleans’ offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 131 points against the Mavericks. They had an overall field goal percentage of 52.1% and made 19/26 free throws. Leading the team in scoring is Zion Williamson, who is averaging 21.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brandon Ingram also maintains a PPG average of 22.9 heading into game.
At this time, the Pelicans’ defense is positioned 20th in the NBA, permitting 115.6 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.8% while allowing 31.9% from downtown.