Nuggets vs. Pelicans Free Pick
The Denver Nuggets look to stay in the playoff mix tonight when they face the New Orleans Pelicans at 8PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Pelicans. The over/under total for the game has been set at 206.5 points.
New Orleans is 27-47 on the season, 19-18 at home and 32-42 against the spread. Denver is 32-44 overall, 15-24 on the road and 40-34-2 against the spread. These two have met twice this season, with the road team winning and covering in both cases. They haven’t met since Dec. 20, but the Nuggets are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven against the Pelicans.
The Pelicans have lost four of their last five, but they are 4-2 in their last six games. Denver is 4-3 in its last seven, but 3-4 against the spread in those games. The Pelicans have nothing to play for while the Nuggets still aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but they are 5.5 games out with 8 to play. Denver also played last night and they are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on no rest while the Pelicans have covered in four of their last five after a loss. Denver may win tonight, but it will be a grind on the road.
THURSDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +6