Denver Nuggets (10-5) vs New Orleans Pelicans (7-7)Date : 11/17/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Smoothie King Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans will welcome the Nuggets to Smoothie King as they are coming off a win against the Knicks while the Nuggets are coming off a blowout win against the Hawks. It will be their second meeting of the season in the first meeting the Nuggets were able to win at home. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Denver Nuggets's Latest Performance :
The Nuggets are coming off an impressive win over the Hawks in their last game. Juancho Hernangomez led all scorers with 25 points, and the Nuggets had seven players in double figures. Trae Young was held to just six points and five assists to go with five turnovers. The big news of this game was Denver changing their starting lineup, only in a way Nuggets may not have expected. Jamal Murray moved to a sixth man role this game, and Monte Morris replaced him in the starting five. The move didn’t affect the Nuggets negatively in any way, as they leaped out to a 16-4 lead before Murray checked in with about six minutes left to go in the first quarter. Jokic started the game well with his jumper, hitting two midrange attempts and a three-pointer on a Gary Harris pitch back. Paul Millsap and Gary Harris added 18 each, Jokic had 12 points and seven assists. Jamal Murray has the mental fortitude to take his lumps coming off the bench for one game, and I expect him to be back in the starting lineup on Saturday, regardless of the result tonight.
New Orleans Pelicans 's Latest Performance :
Anthony Davis will be ready for this game against the Nuggets as he is coming off a terrific game against the Knicks the Pelicans are a completely new team when Davis is on the floor it shows you how important he is for this Pelicans team. Going up against the Nuggets gives him a chance to go up against Jokic who is on par to have a career season because his Nuggets is also playing well. The Nuggets are still not 100% they are still missing some key players on the roster such as Thomas and Porter once they come back and join the team that they currently have they will be a very tough team to take down.
How Denver Nuggets & New Orleans Pelicans Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pelicans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest.
Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.
Against The Spread Selection: Denver Nuggets
My reason for the pick :
The Nuggets will come out on top against the Pelicans in this game as the Nuggets backcourt will outplay the Pelicans backcourt. Murray will make his return to the starting lineup and show his coach why he is deserving to be a starter instead of coming off the bench. The Nuggets are off to a terrific start and part of the reason why they are in the top half of the Western Conference is that of the great play of Jokic. He will outplay Davis on the road.
Betting trends for Denver Nuggets:
- Nuggets are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Southwest.
Betting trends for New Orleans Pelicans :
- Pelicans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.