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Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets, eager to continue proving themselves, face off against Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Injury report: 


  • Jamal Murray – Out
  • Monte Morris – Out
  • Will Barton – Questionable


  • James Johnson – Probable
  • Steven Adams – Questionable
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker – Out
  • Josh Hart – Out

Betting lines (subject to change): 

  • Denver is -3.5 point favorites
    • NO +3.5 underdogs
  • Over/under is 228.5
  • Moneyline for Denver is -175
    • NO has a +155 trends: 

  • Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win
  • Under is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 games following a straight up win
  • Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver
  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Denver between these two teams
  • Pelicans are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams

The Breakdown:

New Orleans allows the 3rd highest 3pt% of any team in the league while the Nuggets are 6th in that same category. In fact, in the last matchup between these two teams, the Nuggets shot 50% from the 3, that was however, with Jamal Murray active. Either way, if the Nuggets can take advantage of the poor 3pt defense presented to them,  Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. have the potential to hit 2 prop bets.

  • Jokic 1.5 3pt makes
  • MPJ  3.5 3pt makes

That being said, the last two showings from the Denver have been impressive not just because of Jokic and MPJ, but because much of the whole team has been in on the action. With players like Dozier, Gordon, or even Millsap to rely on it is easy to see why the Nuggets are favored heading into tonight’s matchup.

Happy betting, folks!


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