Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction and Odds
Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction and Odds: The Denver Nuggets are expected to win their upcoming clash against the Pelicans.
The Denver Nuggets (34-16) will go head-to-head against the New Orleans Pelicans (26-25) in their upcoming match-up. The Denver Nuggets will look to continue their dominance in the West when they host the Pelicans at Ball Arena. They are currently looking very strong in the top position in the Western Conference. Denver crushed the Philadelphia 76ers with a score of 126-119 in the last fixture.
The New Orleans Pelicans on the other hand have presented an uneven image this season. They must improve if they want to compete effectively against the mighty Nuggets. In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are currently ranked 8th. In their last game, the Pelicans suffered a defeat against Milwaukee Bucks (135-110).
Nuggets vs Pelicans Prediction and Odds: Home-Away Stats
The New Orleans Pelicans have won just 1 of the last 5 away games.
The Pelicans managed to win against Detroit Pistons. Whereas the defeat came against Milwaukee Buck, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat. The Pelicans currently have an Away record of 9-16.
In the last 5 away games
- The New Orleans Pelicans have averaged 107.0 points.
- The New Orleans Pelicans have conceded 116.2 points.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3
The Denver Nuggets have won 4 out of 5 home games
The nuggets were on a winning streak of 16 home games when they suffered defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunders (101-99). Denver won against teams like the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic. The Nuggets have an excellent home record of 22-4 in the current season.
In the last 5 home games
- The Denver Nuggets have scored 119.2 points per game.
- The Denver Nuggets have conceded 111.8 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 2
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2
Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction: Offense and Defense
The New Orleans Pelicans have scored 115.1 points per game on average. Their field goal success percentage is 47.7%, and their 3-point success rate is 35.6%. The Pelicans are ranked 15 in terms of offense and have an offensive rating of 113.7.
The Denver Nuggets maintained a scoring average of 116.5 points this season. In shooting, they played with a success rate of 50.8% in field goals and 39.6% in 3-pointers. The Nuggets have the 5th -best offense among all sides with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 116.0.
The Denver Nuggets have a much more formidable attack than the New Orleans Pelicans.
Currently, the New Orleans Pelicans are giving up 113.0 points per game. They have had an average of 44.4 rebounds per game, 8.5 steals, and 4.4 blocks. With an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 111.9, the Pelicans’ defense ranks as the sixth-best in the NBA.
The Denver Nuggets have given away 113.2 points per game in the current season. They maintained an average of 42.8 rebounds, with 7.5 steals and 4.5 blocks. The Nuggets rank 8th in the defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.6.
The New Orleans Pelicans are slightly ahead in defense.
Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction and Odds
The Denver Nuggets will be starting as home favorites when they play the New Orleans Pelicans in their upcoming game. The latest odds and predictions for the game are also in favor of the Nuggets. The latest spread, the Moneyline and the win probability for this game are:
- New Orleans Pelicans: +8.5 (-119)
- Denver Nuggets: -8.5 (-119)
- New Orleans Pelicans: +285
- Denver Nuggets: -485
- New Orleans Pelicans: 23%
- Denver Nuggets: 77%
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Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction and Odds: Last Game Analysis
Can the Pelicans bounce back?
This season, the Pelicans have struggled to build momentum while playing away. They have an away record of (9-16). The Pelicans suffered a huge defeat in their last game as they lost to Milwaukee Bucks (135-110). Bucks’ two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo put up a show as he scored 50 points. Giannis made 20 out of 26 shots.
It was Jose Alvarado for the Pelicans with 18 points, while Trey Murphy III and Jonas Valanciunas with 16 points each. Injuries are having a great impact for the Pelicans as Z. Williamson, Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum are all out with injuries.
Can the Nuggets maintain their momentum?
The Denver Nuggets faced the Oklahoma City Thunder at their last home game. The game went neck to neck till the last quarter. The game was tied at 99 with 30 seconds on the clock when Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made a game winning shot to lead Thunders to the win (101-99). This ended a nine-game winning streak for the nuggets. The Nuggets were little frustrated at the defensive end as their two-time MVP was missing following an injury. It was Murray for the Nuggets as he scored 26 points and 9 assists making his 1st career triple-double.
Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have met 70 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Denver Nuggets are ahead with 40 wins, while the New Orleans Pelicans won 30 fixtures.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, Nuggets won 3 games and the Pelicans won 2. The previous clash took place in the current season. The Denver Nuggets won that game with a score of 99-98.
Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)
- The New Orleans Pelicans hosted 3 games out of which only 1 game was won by them.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 226.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Denver Nuggets: 112.8
- Average Number of Points scored by the New Orleans Pelicans: 113.4
Nuggets vs Pelicans Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
New Orleans Pelicans
C.J. McCollum (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 21.3 | Assists Per Game: 5.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.5
Jonas Valunciunas (Center)
Points Per Game: 14.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.8 | Assists Per Game: 1.6
Trey Murphy III (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 12.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.7 | Assists Per Game: 1.3
Nikola Jokic (Center)
Points Per Game: 25.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.9 | Assists Per Game: 9.9
Jokic’s participation in this game is subject to fitness.
Jamal Murray (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 19.1 | Assists Per Game: 5.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.1
Murray’s participation in this game is subject to fitness.
Aaron Gordon (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 16.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.8 | Steals Per Game: 0.8
Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction and Odds: Winner Prediction
- The Denver Nuggets have the home advantage
- Offensive Advantage: Nuggets
- Defensive Advantage: Pelicans
- Overall: Advantage Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets are in form and have lost only 4 home games. The New Orleans Pelicans will have to maximize their effort at both ends of the court if they want to overcome the Nuggets. While injuries are creating problems for both teams, Nicola Jokic can be back at the court any time now, but the same cannot be said for Zion Williamson.
Denver Nuggets will try to strengthen their position on the top by defeating Pelicans, on the other hand, the Pelicans need this win desperately to end their losing streak. All the odds and predictions favor the Denver Nuggets for this fixture.
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