Pelicans vs. Nuggets Prediction & Odds
The second game of Thursday night’s NBA double header on TNT will pit the Pelicans against the Nuggets at 10:00 p.m. ET.
With the Nuggets listed as a 7-point favorite and the total sitting at 231.5, what’s the best play on the board?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
551 New Orleans Pelicans (+7) at 552 Denver Nuggets (-7); o/u 231.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 30, 2023
Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Pelicans vs. Nuggets Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 61% of public bettors are currently backing the Nuggets when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
C.J. McCollum provided a full line on Monday with 17 points (7-for-15 FGs), one rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers against the Trail Blazers. McCollum dominated his former team, as he dished out eight assists for the second straight game and recorded four “stocks” for the third time this season. McCollum has posted third round value over the past week, which they’ll need him to keep up if they want to maintain their position in the West standings. Their five-game winning streak has them sitting in eighth place, as they trail the sixth place Warriors by a game heading into their matchup in Golden State on Tuesday.
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Nikola Jokic (right calf tightness) is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Pelicans. Thursday’s game is the first of a back-to-back for the Nuggets, who will visit Phoenix on Friday. While Denver hasn’t officially clinched the top seed in the West, Michael Malone’s team does have a three-game lead on Memphis with seven to play. That may influence the handling of players like Jokic, with an eye toward ensuring everyone’s healthy and rested for the postseason. While the Joker has played both ends of Denver’s two back-to-backs since the All-Star break, the circumstances could lead to him getting a night off. Thomas Bryant’s fantasy value would receive a welcome boost if Jokic sits.
Pelicans vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Trends
Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Denver
Pelicans are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 road games
Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall
Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games
Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall
Pelicans vs. Nuggets NBA Prediction:
The under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and is 6-2 in their last eight meetings in Denver. The under is also 6-0 in the Nuggets’ last six games overall, is 9-2 in their last 11 games versus a team with a losing record and is 6-0 in their last six games after they allowed 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 7-1 in the Pelicans’ last eight road games, is 16-5 in their last 21 games overall and has cashed in 13 of their last 16 games after they allowed 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PELICANS/NUGGETS UNDER 231.5