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Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/24/2020 Spread Odds and Picks

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Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1-24-2020 Spread Odds and Picks

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/24/2020 – The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off a loss but they don’t seem to be as the saw a glimpse of what Zion Williamson can do. They will be hosting the Denver Nuggets next this Friday, January 24 at 8 pm Eastern Time at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. This game will be available through live streaming via NBA League Pass and SofaScore. Nuggets are coming off with a defeat against the Rockets and they hope to bounce back immediately as they are also seen by NBA Betting Lines Explained as the team that will come out the loss against New Orleans.

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/24/2020

When: January 24, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/24/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets +2 (-115) 230 o (-110) +135

New Orleans Pelicans
-2 (-105) 230 u (-110) -155
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Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets were outgunned by the Houston Rockets in their last match and came out with a 16-point blowout loss. Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and ten assists. Jerami Grant had 17 points and seven boards while Torrey Craig started at point guard with 14 points, seven rebounds and two steals. PJ Dozier came off the bench and had 12 points for the team in 21 minutes while Malik Beasley and Monte Morris combined for 23 points. Still, the defense was lacking in this game as their opponents ran circles over them.

Players to watch: N. Jokic C 44 GP 44 GS 31.6 MIN 19.4 PTS 2.4 OR 7.6 DR 10 REB 6.4 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.8 TO 3.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 24.27 PER

J. Murray PG 40 GP 40 GS 32 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.3 DR 4.1 REB 4.6 AST 1.4 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.13 PER

W. Barton SF 41 GP 41 GS 33.6 MIN 15 PTS 1.5 OR 5.1 DR 6.6 REB 3.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2.1 PF 2.7 AST/TO 16.07 PER

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans had Zion Willamson starting out slow but had a strong finish with 22 points, seven rebounds and surprisingly shot 4-of-4 from the three-point line in 18 minutes. Brandon Ingram was consistent as he finished with 22 points while Lonzo Ball flirted with a triple-double with 14 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. Four other Pelicans scored double-figures for the team and they were Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday, Josh Hart and JJ Redick. This is what the Pelicans have been waiting for with having a clean injured list along with Zion Willamson making his NBA debut. Expect them to give their star rookie more minutes in this game.

Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 40 GP 40 GS 34.7 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.9 OR 5.7 DR 6.6 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.09 PER

Z. Williamson SF 1 GP 1 GS 18 MIN 22 PTS 2 OR 5 DR 7 REB 3 AST 0 STL 0 BLK 5 TO 1 PF 0.6 AST/TO 38.25 PER

J. Holiday SG 36 GP 36 GS 35.5 MIN 19.9 PTS 1.3 OR 3.5 DR 4.8 REB 6.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 2.1 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.92 PER

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/24/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Denver Nuggets

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver’s last 8 games.
Denver are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
Denver are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against New Orleans.
Nuggets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against New Orleans.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
Denver are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Denver are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Friday.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans’ last 12 games.
New Orleans are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 6 games against Denver.
Their total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 games when playing at home against Denver.
New Orleans are 12-2-1 ATS in their last 15 games this season.
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Pelicans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
New Orleans are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Denver Nuggets

Paul Millsap PF Knee is out indefinitely
Mason Plumlee C Foot is OUT 2-4 weeks
Gary Harris SG Abdominal is “?” Friday vs New Orleans
Jamal Murray PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Michael Porter Jr. SF Back is “?” Friday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Hamstring is probable Friday vs Denver
Josh Hart SG Ankle is probable Friday vs Denver

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets New Orleans Pelicans
17-21 Against the Spread 21-21
18-26 Straight Up 26-19
109 Points per Game 114
105 Points Allowed per Game 117
46.29 Offensive FG% 45.42
76.75 Offensive FT% 73.81
34.63 Offensive 3PT% 36.98
45.42 Defensive FG% 46.81
76.23 Defensive FT% 79.03
33.38 Defensive 3PT% 36.62

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

The Pelicans are rolling with Zion Willaimson but the number of minutes he will play is still up in the air. Nonetheless, Online Sportsbook sees the Pelicans prevailing at home with a thunderous crowd cheering on their new star player.

Moneyline: Nuggets are given the ML of +135 points if they win while the Pelicans are at -155 at home.

ATS: It is just a tight 2 points across the spread with the Pelicans at -2 and the Nuggets are at +2.

TOTALs: Nuggets and Pelicans are expected to reach a total of 236 points for this game. Denver will be over while New Orleans is the team under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 114 Pelicans