The Denver Nuggets (34-16) are 6.5-point favorites against the New Orleans Pelicans (26-25) on January 31, 2023 at Ball Arena. The Pelicans are sputtering right now, having lost eight in a row and going 1-9 during their past 10 games. The matchup’s over/under is 231.5.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Pelicans
Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -255 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +210 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 25-23-2 against the spread this season. Denver has won 28, or 73.7%, of the 38 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Nuggets games this year have gone over the total in 23 out of 51 opportunities (45.1%).
The Pelicans have played 51 games, with 24 wins against the spread. New Orleans has an 8-16 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). Pelicans games this season have gone over the point total 54.9% of the time (28 out of 51 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Michael Porter Jr.||33||16.3||5.7||1.1||0.6||0.5||2.8|
|Trey Murphy III||48||12.6||3.7||1.3||1||0.5||2.2|
Nuggets vs. Pelicans Injury Report
Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: Out (Ankle), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
So far this season, Denver is posting 116.5 points per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) and giving up 112.7 points per contest (13th-ranked). The Nuggets are averaging 119.7 points per game this year at home, which is 6.6 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (113.1). On the offensive side of the ball, the Nuggets have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 115.4 points per contest over that span compared to the 116.5 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
With a 39.6% three-point percentage this season, Denver ranks best in the NBA. It ranks 13th in the league by making 12.2 three-pointers per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the Nuggets have taken 64.2% two-pointers (accounting for 72.1% of the team’s buckets) and 35.8% threes (27.9%).
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is 12th in the NBA in points scored (115 per game) and 15th in points conceded (113.5). The Pelicans are putting up fewer points at home (114.4 per game) than on the road (115.6). While the Pelicans are averaging 115 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, tallying 105 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, New Orleans is 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11). It is 17th in 3-point percentage at 35.7%. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have attempted 65.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.8% of the Pelicans’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 26.2% have been 3-pointers.
Nuggets vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick
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