Nuggets vs Pelicans Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 30, 2023

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The high-powered offense of the Denver Nuggets (51-24) matches up with the solid defense of the New Orleans Pelicans (38-38) on March 30, 2023 at Ball Arena, where the Nuggets are 5.5-point favorites. A 226.5-point over/under is set for this matchup.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Pelicans

Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -224 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +185 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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Nuggets vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Nuggets have played 75 games, with 40 wins against the spread. Denver has been victorious in 43, or 74.1%, of the 58 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Nuggets games this year have hit the over on 35 of 76 set point totals.

The Pelicans are 36-39-1 against the spread this season. New Orleans has gone 14-25 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 35.9% of those games). The Pelicans have hit the over 47.4% of the time this season (36 of 76 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 67 24.9 11.9 9.9 1.2 0.7 0.9
Jamal Murray 61 20.1 4 6.2 1 0.2 2.6
Michael Porter Jr. 58 17.3 5.4 1.1 0.6 0.5 3
Aaron Gordon 63 16.4 6.5 2.9 0.8 0.7 0.9
Bruce Brown 74 11 4 3.3 1 0.6 1.2


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 39 24.1 5.1 5.4 0.6 0.4 1.6
CJ McCollum 69 20.8 4.4 5.9 0.9 0.5 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 73 14.3 10.1 1.8 0.3 0.6 0.5
Trey Murphy III 73 13.9 3.6 1.4 1.1 0.5 2.5
Josh Richardson 59 10.7 2.7 2.9 1.1 0.3 1.7
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Nuggets vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Jose Alvarado: Out (Lower Leg), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

With 116.8 points per game on offense, Denver ranks ninth in the NBA. On defense, it allows 112.7 points per contest, which ranks 10th in the league. The Nuggets put up 120.7 points per game when playing at home, compared to 112.8 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 7.9 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nuggets have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 114.6 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 116.8 they’ve put up over the course of this season.

Denver ranks best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.9%. It ranks 15th in the league by draining 12.1 three-pointers per contest. Of the shots attempted by the Nuggets in 2022-23, 63.8% of them have been two-pointers (72.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.2% have been from beyond the arc (27.6%).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

Offensively New Orleans is the 15th-ranked squad in the league (114.3 points per game). On defense it is seventh (112.5 points allowed per game). At home the Pelicans are putting up 114.5 points per game, 0.4 more than they are averaging away (114.1). Over their last 10 games, the Pelicans are putting up 115.8 points per contest, 1.5 more than their season average (114.3).

At 11 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.2% from beyond the arc, New Orleans is 22nd and 15th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have attempted 34.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.2% of the Pelicans’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 73.8% have been 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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