New Orleans Pelicans (4-1) vs Denver Nuggets (4-1 )Date : 10/29/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Pepsi Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets will welcome the Pelicans to Pepsi Center as the Nuggets are coming off their first loss of the season against the Lakers while the Pelicans were blown out by the Jazz in their last game. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
New Orleans Pelicans's Latest Performance :
The Pelicans are coming off their first loss of the season as they were blown out by the Jazz in their last game. The Pelicans had no answer for the Jazz backcourt as they allowed Rubio to score 28 points on them. They were playing without their All-Star Davis. The Pelicans will have to regroup as they will be hitting the road to play the Joker in Denver. Anthony Davis is still questionable as of right but I think he should be good to go for this game because he doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to go up against a great talent like Jokic. The injury list of the Pelicans is piling up Payton (ankle), Miller (right quad) and Randle (foot). Nikola Mirotic remains hot from the floor as he scores 25 points with eight rebounds and four 3-pointers. For the Pelicans to come up on top they will need their best player on the floor I find it quite difficult for them to play well without their go-to player, not on the floor.
Denver Nuggets's Latest Performance :
The Nuggets will return home for a game as they will play a very tough team the Pelicans. The Nuggets are undefeated no more as they lost to Lakers in a very close game. Nikola Jokic dominated on the low block but couldn’t get his passing game going. The Nuggets were outplayed offensively against the Lakers as they weren’t able to get things going on the road they are hoping for a better outcome when they come home. Jokic will get to go up against Anthony Davis as it is a matchup that everyone will have their eyes on. The modern big in the NBA has a lot of responsibility compared to what they had to do back in the day. In order for the Nuggets to come out with a win, the Joker must lead by example.
How New Orleans Pelicans & Denver Nuggets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Against The Spread Selection: Denver Nuggets
My reason for the pick :
I am picking the Denver Nuggets to come up on top with a win at home, if Davis is ruled out of the game it will be tough for the Pelicans to generate any offense and it will be hard for them to win on the road without Anthony Davis on the floor. Jrue Holiday and Harris should have a great matchup in this game but the difference maker in this game will be Jokic because the Pelicans will have no answer for them as he will dominate the game down low.
Denver to win over the Pelicans at home.
Betting trends for New Orleans Pelicans:
- Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Betting trends for Denver Nuggets:
- Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.