Nuggets at Pelicans 1/30/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets
Date & Time: 1/31/2019, 1:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: DEN -8.5 Total 226.5
TV Channel: ALT

The Denver Nuggets look to extend their winning streak to four straight when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. The Nuggets rallied from a 25-point deficit in the second half to beat Memphis 95-92 on Monday. The Nuggets outscored the Grizzlies 35-15 during the fourth quarter to take the win. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 25 points.

New Orleans will be playing the second half of a back-to-back after playing on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets before heading home to host the Nuggets. The Pelicans were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday 126-114.New Orleans was without four key players – Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle and E’Twaun Moore. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans in the loss with 29 points.
Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leads in assists with averages of 20.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.5 points per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 46.9% from the field and 35.5% from 3-point territory.

Anthony Davis is leading the Pelicans in scoring, rebounding and blocks with averages of 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Jrue Holiday is leading the team in assists with an average of 8.1 per game. New Orleans is shooting 48.1% from the field and 35.3% from three-point territory.

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Betting Trends

Denver is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 on the road

The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Nuggets last 8

New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 playing the second half of a back-to-back

The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Pelicans last 10 at home

Free NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets -8.5

New Orleans will be playing the second half of a back-to-back with a lineup decimated with injuries. The Pelicans have failed to cover the number in 4 of the last 5 when playing in that situation. New Orleans will not have Anthony Davis or Julius Randle in the lineup. Denver is coming off a huge comeback win over the Grizzlies. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win and cover ATS 118-105.

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