The Denver Nuggets go toe to toe with the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. As the Pelicans continue their fight to clinch a spot in the top 8, the Nuggets sit comfortably at the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. This is their second meeting of the season, with the Pelicans taking home the 113-108 victory. The Nuggets are looking good as game day approaches, boasting a 26-18 record, while the Pelicans seek to add to their 2-game winning streak and an eventual spot in the playoff picture.
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Nuggets vs. Pelicans Game Information
- When: Friday, March 26, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets / ESPN New Orleans 100.3 FM (Pelicans)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets – 2.5 / OU: 231.5
Why Bet on the Nuggets?
After a slow start in the first half of the regular season, the Nuggets are getting back on track and are looking to get a good position before the postseason kicks off. They are on pace to overtaking the defending champions, the LA Lakers, who are currently in a rut following the absence of star players Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
The Nuggets are coming off a loss against the Raptors, who dropped 24 threes and 50% shooting from the field to secure a comfortable 135-111 win. Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic combined for 40 points, while Michael Porter Jr. added another 19 points and 8 rebounds, which wasn’t enough to add another win to their record.
With that, the Nuggets look to create another winning streak, beginning with the Pelicans. Expect Jokic to step up and sustain his impressive performance, averaging 27 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game in 44 games.
Why Bet on the Pelicans?
Meanwhile, looking at the Pelicans, the team steps on the court with high hopes of going on with their winning streak. The Western Conference team recently overcame two heavyweights, the Lakers and. They look to employ the services of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, who continues to inspire the team on both ends of the court. After recently taking down the Nuggets, the Pelicans want to close their 2 meetings in the regular season with another win.
Zion Williamson is on a roll, leading the Pelicans with an average of 25.7 points and 7 rebounds in 41 games. Working alongside the power forward is ex-Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, who records an average of 24.2 points and 4.7 assists in 43 appearances. These are the two crucial players that can make a difference in the upcoming Nuggets vs. Pelicans game.
Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
- The Nuggets are 7-3 in its last 10 road games.
- The Nuggets are 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under in 6 of the Nuggets’ last 10 games against the Pelicans.
- The Pelicans are 6-4 in its last 10 home games.
- The Pelicans are 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over 6 times in the Pelicans’ last 10 games.
Nuggets vs. Pelicans Expert Betting Predictions
The Denver Nuggets are going to face a challenge against an in-form Pelicans team. Jokic and Murray will have to step their game up to win this one. Jokic has to orchestrate ball movement from start to finish, as he is one of the cornerstones of the team when it comes to playmaking.
Meanwhile, Williamson and Ingram have to match their pace if the Pels want to keep up. Both teams are capable of handling a high-pressure game, making this Nuggets vs. Pelicans showdown a must-watch for basketball fans and bettors alike. With very little separating the two teams, anyone can come up with the win.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.