Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, December 4, 2022

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The high-powered offense of the Denver Nuggets (14-8) will be tested when they meet the solid defense of the New Orleans Pelicans (14-8) on December 4, 2022 at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are one-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is 230.5 points.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Nuggets

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -118 odds to pick up the win, while the Nuggets are listed at -101 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Nuggets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Nuggets Betting Trends

The Pelicans have played 22 games, with 12 wins against the spread. New Orleans has come away with 10 wins in the 14 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Pelicans games this year have hit the over 12 times in 22 opportunities (54.5%).

The Nuggets have 11 wins against the spread in 22 games this year. Denver has won 60% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (3-2). The Nuggets have eclipsed the over/under 50% of the time this year (11 of 22 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
Zion Williamson 17 23.5 7.1 4.3 1.3 0.6 0.2
Brandon Ingram 15 20.8 5.1 4.7 0.9 0.7 1.9
CJ McCollum 18 17.9 5 6 1.2 0.6 2.3
Jonas Valančiūnas 22 13.4 9.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.7
Trey Murphy III 20 13.3 4.4 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.5


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 19 22.7 9.8 8.9 1.3 0.6 0.8
Jamal Murray 18 17.9 3.7 4.9 1 0.2 1.9
Michael Porter Jr. 16 16.4 6 1.3 0.6 0.4 2.9
Aaron Gordon 19 15.9 6.6 2.4 0.7 0.9 1.1
Nah’Shon Hyland 14 15.1 2.1 3.5 0.6 0.3 2.9
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Pelicans vs. Nuggets Injury Report

Nuggets: Peyton Watson: Out (Hamstring), Jamal Murray: Probable (Quadricep), Jeff Green: Out (Knee), Michael Porter: Out (Heel), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is ceding 110.5 points per game this season (10th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on offense, averaging 117.1 points per contest (fifth-best). On offense, the Pelicans average 115.2 points per game when playing at home, compared to 119 points per game on the road. The Pelicans have been scoring 118.1 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

So far this year, New Orleans is draining 11.5 threes per game (18th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 37.3% (eighth-ranked) from three-point land. Of the shots taken by the Pelicans in 2022-23, 65.5% of them have been two-pointers (73.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 34.5% have been from beyond the arc (26.6%).

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What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver scores 115.1 points per game and allow 113.3, making them ninth in the league offensively and 14th defensively. At home the Nuggets are scoring 116.9 points per game, 2.8 more than they are averaging away (114.1). The Nuggets are averaging 113.7 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 1.4 fewer points than their average for the season (115.1).

Denver is eighth in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.5 per game) and second-best in 3-point percentage (40.3%). In 2022-23, the Nuggets have attempted 35.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 28.8% of the Nuggets’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 71.2% have been 2-pointers.

Pelicans vs. Nuggets Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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