The New Orleans Pelicans will host the Denver Nuggets on Friday night in an NBA matchup. The Pelicans are in a bit of a rebuilding phase, while the Nuggets are one of the top teams in the NBA.
Winning on the road hasn’t been easy for the Nuggets, but this is a game that they should be able to steal. The Nuggets are 4-point underdogs in this matchup with New Orleans.
Williamson Back For Pelicans
Rookie phenom Zion Williamson made his long-awaited NBA debut on Wednesday night, and it was an impressive performance. Williamson scored 17 straight fourth-quarter points in his debut, going 4-for-4 from the three-point line.
Brandon Ingram leads the team with 25.5 points per game, and he has been terrific as well. The Pelicans are a few years away from being really good.
Nuggets Must Find Some Scoring
The Nuggets are averaging just 109 points per game, and they really need to find a way to get some easy scores. All-Star Nikola Jokic leads the team with more than 19 points per game, and he is also the team’s top assist man.
Denver is too inconsistent from the three-point line, but its defense will keep it in any game.
Denver Picks Up Impressive Road Win
The Pelicans are going to be a much better team with Williamson on the floor, but this team still has plenty of flaws. New Orleans wants to score a ton of points, but it doesn’t exactly focus on defense.
Denver has struggled on the road all season long, but it is going to pick up a solid win in this one. Bet the Nuggets +4 to beat the Pelicans on Friday night.
Monkey Knife Fight
Monkey Knife Fight is an emerging company in the fantasy sports industry, and it has some terrific player prop bets for this game. Be sure to check out Monkey Knife Fight for player prop bets on all NBA games, as well as other sports.
Let’s take a look at the prop bets available for this game, and make some picks.
More/Less Pick 2 of 2:
- Brandon Ingram 25.5 Points
- Nikola Jokic 23.5 Points
For this player prop bet at Monkey Knife Fight, you just simply must pick whether or not each player will score more or less points than their line. We like the Less bet for Ingram with Williamson back in the fold, and the More bet for Jokic.
More/Less Pick 2 of 2:
- Jrue Holiday 17.5 Points
- Monte Morris 5.5 Assists
This bet is a little harder to make, but we think that Jrue Holiday will score more than 17.5 points, and Monte Morris will record fewer than five assists.
Rapid Fire – Pick 2 of 3 Correct:
- Points: Brandon Ingram vs. Nikola Jokic
- Rebounds: Derrick Favors vs. Michael Porter Jr.
- Assists: Lonzo Ball vs. Jrue Holiday
All you have to do for this prop bet is simply choose the winner in each matchup. If you nail two out of three bets, then you are the winner. Here are our top choices:
- Points – Nikola Jokic
- Rebounds – Derrick Favors
- Assists – Lonzo Ball
Good luck with all of your player prop bets at Monkey Knife Fight.
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