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New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets 3/21/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets 3-21-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets 3/21/2021 – The Denver Nuggets are on a three-game winning streak and have a good chance of rising up again in the NBA Western Conference standings. The struggling New Orleans Pelicans are in their way as the match happens this Sunday, March 21 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. The live television broadcast happens at exactly 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time at Altitude and FOX Sports New Orleans. NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Denver Nuggets are expected to continue their streak after this game against the New Orleans Pelicans as per NBA spreads.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets 3/21/2021

When: March 21, 2021 3:00 PM ET
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
TV: Altitude | FOX Sports New Orleans
Stream: NBA League Pass

New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets 3/21/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +5.5 (-110) 233.5 o (-110) +180
Denver Nuggets -5.5 (-110) 233.5 u (-110) -222
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans have lost-back-to-back games but they still have a good shot of making it in the play-in tournament with a big push. They are now tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 17-24 record and trail the Memphis grizzlies by three games. The Portland Trail Blazers were their recent opponents and lost to them twice in a row as well. Zion Williamson tallied a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds in their most recent matchup while Brandon Ingram had 19 points. Lonzo Ball also had a good night with 15 points, eight assists and four rebounds.

Players to watch: Z. Williamson PF 39 GP 39 GS 32.7 MIN 25.6 PTS 2.7 OR 4.3 DR 7 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.5 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.05 PER

B. Ingram SF 41 GP 41 GS 34.3 MIN 23.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 4.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.7 BLK 2.4 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.14 PER

L. Ball PG 38 GP 38 GS 31.7 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 5.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 2.8 AST/TO 15.23 PER.

Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets are still sitting on the fifth-best record in the NBA Western Conference standings at 25-16 and they are tied with the Portland Trail Blazers. Another win could help them chase the Los Angeles Clippers who are just a game above them. This team went up against the Chicago Bulls during their last game and it was an overtime victory, 131-127. Nikola Jokic almost had a triple-double of 34 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists and two steals. Jamal Murray was in playoff-mode ding 34 points as well with six three-pointers, six assists and four steals.

Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 41 GP 41 GS 35.9 MIN 27 PTS 2.9 OR 8.3 DR 11.2 REB 8.6 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 2.8 PF 2.8 AST/TO 31.66 PER

J. Murray PG 39 GP 39 GS 35.4 MIN 21.1 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 4.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 2 AST/TO 18.21 PER

M. Porter Jr. SF 31 GP 24 GS 29.1 MIN 15.8 PTS 1.4 OR 5.9 DR 7.3 REB 0.9 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 1.1 TO 2.2 PF 0.8 AST/TO 19.18 PER.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets 3/21/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Orleans’ last 19 games.
New Orleans are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
New Orleans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Denver.
Pelicans are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Denver.
New Orleans are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 7 games when playing on the road against Denver.
New Orleans are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 11 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
New Orleans are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Nuggets are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games against New Orleans.
Denver are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Denver are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Denver’s last 19 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Heel is out indefinitely
Lonzo Ball PG Hip is “?” Sunday vs Denver

Denver Nuggets

Gary Harris SG Hip is out indefinitely
Monte Morris PG Quad is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New Orleans

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Denver Nuggets
18-23-0 Against the Spread 19-22-0
29-12-2 Straight Up 26-15-0
115 Points per Game 116
115 Points Allowed per Game 111
48.53 Offensive FG% 48.8
73.11 Offensive FT% 78.34
35.59 Offensive 3PT% 38.89
47.26 Defensive FG% 46.94
81.02 Defensive FT% 76.53
38.93 Defensive 3PT% 36.22

New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

The Denver Nuggets are very much ready for the playoffs with the way they are playing recently. The New Orleans Pelicans are going to have a hard time getting a win against them and will be the riskier bet in an online sportsbook.

Moneyline: The Pelicans on this road game are given an ML of +180 while the Nuggets are at -222.

ATS: It is 5.5 points between both squads for this game with the Pelicans having the +5.5 while the Nuggets are -5.5.

TOTALs: It is 233.5 points on the total for both teams to play on. The Nuggets are the team under and the Pelicans are over.

Score Prediction: 117 – 114, Nuggets