Pelicans vs. Nuggets Prediction
Will the Pelicans pull off the upset tonight against the Nuggets in Denver at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are 5.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans while the over/under currently sits at 226.5 for tonight's game, after opening at 228.
New Orleans has won six of its last 10 games and is 6-3-1 against the spread during that same stretch. The Pelicans also own a winning ATS record at 36-35 on the season, although they're just 16-18 against the spread on the road.
Denver has won seven of its last 10 games and is 8-2 against the spread during that same span. The Nuggets are an impressive 40-32 against the number on the season, which includes a 20-17 ATS mark at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Pelicans are a perfect 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a loss, and are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. They're also 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine games after their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous game. While New Orleans might not win outright, the Pelicans should keep the game tight throughout.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +5.5