Nuggets vs Pelicans Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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The Denver Nuggets (33-14) are three-point favorites against the New Orleans Pelicans (26-21) on January 24, 2023 at Smoothie King Center. The Nuggets are red-hot, going 9-1 over their past 10 games. A 232.5-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 3 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -152 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +129 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Nuggets vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Nuggets are 24-21-2 against the spread this year. Denver has won 27, or 73%, of the 37 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Nuggets games this year have gone over the point total 46.8% of the time (22 out of 47 games with a set point total).

The Pelicans have played 47 games, with 23 wins against the spread. New Orleans has been the underdog on the moneyline 22 total times this season. NOLA has gone 8-14 in those games. The Pelicans have hit the over 57.4% of the time this year (27 of 47 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 41 25.1 11 9.9 1.4 0.6 0.9
Jamal Murray 40 18.9 4.2 5.7 0.9 0.2 2.2
Aaron Gordon 42 16.7 6.8 2.6 0.8 0.8 1
Michael Porter Jr. 32 16.2 5.7 1.1 0.6 0.5 2.7
Nah’Shon Hyland 39 12.3 2.1 3.1 0.7 0.3 2.3


Pelicans Leaders
CJ McCollum 42 21.1 4.5 5.8 1 0.6 3
Brandon Ingram 15 20.8 5.1 4.7 0.9 0.7 1.9
Jonas Valančiūnas 47 14.9 9.9 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.6
Trey Murphy III 44 12.8 3.8 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.2
Naji Marshall 43 10.5 3.7 2.5 0.8 0.2 1.1
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Nuggets vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Naji Marshall: Out (Toe), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver owns a top-five offense this season, ranking fifth-best in the league with 117.2 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranks 13th with 112.9 points allowed per contest. The Nuggets are scoring 119.7 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 5.5 more points than they’re averaging on the road (114.2). The Nuggets have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 120.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, three points more than the 117.2 they’ve scored this year.

Denver ranks best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 39.8%. It ranks 12th in the league by draining 12.2 treys per contest. The Nuggets are attempting 55.4 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 64.4% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 72.2% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 30.6 threes per contest, which are 35.6% of their shots (and 27.8% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

With 116 points scored per game and 113.4 points conceded, New Orleans is ninth in the NBA offensively and 16th on defense. The Pelicans are putting up more points at home (116.2 per game) than away (115.8). The Pelicans are putting up 110.7 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 5.3 fewer points than their average for the season (116).

At 11.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.2% from beyond the arc, New Orleans is 22nd and 14th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have attempted 34.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.2% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.3% of the Pelicans’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 73.7% have been 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans 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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