Denver is missing Monte Morris and Greg Whittington to injury, while JaVale McGee, Aaron Gordon, and Gary Clark all await clearance after Thursday’s trades deadline.
The Pelicans are also missing Lanzo Ball Wes Iwundu and James Johnson.
Betting Lines (Subject to change):
- DEN favored by -2
- NO +2
- Over/Under opened at 231
- Moneyline for Denver -125
- New Orleans +105
Betting Trends courtesy of Covers.com:
- Under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 road games
- Under is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 vs. a team with a losing straight up record
- Over is 8-1 in Pelicans last 9 games as a home underdog
- Nuggets are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings against New Orleans
With the Nuggets recent woes and groundbreaking news it is hard to predict how this game may shake down. If last game is of any indication, however, we are sure in for a fight. The Pelicans, Steven Adams in particular, beat the Nuggets up on the glass. It was for this reason the Nuggets were unable to come out on top. Without serious effort from the entire team to out rebound the Pelicans the home team may be in for another rough ride.
Just like lat time, the Nuggets must also stop one of the two stars that New Orleans possess. It honestly doesn’t matter which. If we are able to do so then this could be instrumental in keeping them within reach but again that will increase the need for strong defensive rebounding.
Either way it will be another fun, action packed, Nuggets game. See you there!