Nuggets vs. Pelicans Prediction
The Denver Nuggets suffered their first loss of the season a couple nights ago and will look to rebound tonight at the New Orleans Pelicans. Is a bet on Denver the right way to go in this situation?
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Smoothie King Center at 9:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nuggets are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total has not yet been set as of this writing. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Nuggets fall at home
Denver lost by a score of 109-106 at home Tuesday night against Dallas to drop to 3-1 overall and 1-1 at home. The Nuggets were outscored 26-18 in the fourth quarter of the defeat. Paul Millsap led Denver with 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range and 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Will Barton accounted for 19 points and 11 boards. Jamal Murray tallied 16 points and six caroms. Gary Harris had 16 points, five rebounds and four dimes. Nikola Jokic added 10 points, 10 boards, 10 assists and three steals.
Pelicans remain winless
New Orleans suffered a 134-123 home loss Tuesday night against Golden State to drop to 0-4 overall and 0-2 at home. The Pelicans outscored the Warriors 44-31 in the fourth quarter but it was too little too late. Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 27 points on 10-of-23 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point range plus 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also racked up 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Jaxson Hayes accounted for 19 points and three rebounds off the bench. Kenrich Williams had 16 points, six boards, three steals and two assists as a reserve. Nickeil Alexander-Walker tallied 15 points, nine assists and four caroms off the bench. Lonzo Ball contributed 12 points, nine assists, our rebounds and two steals. Jason Hart had 12 points and four rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. Denver is 0-7 ATS in its last seven Thursday games.
The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games. New Orleans is 5-15 ATS in its last 20 games overall.
Denver couldn't get it done last night, but the going should be easier tonight at a Pelicans squad that might not be at full strength again and even if it has there is not much in the way of defense. The Pelicans can get their buckets and play at a fast tempo, but if they can't get enough stops it will be a long season. The Nuggets are efficient at both ends of the floor and I like them on the road here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS -2.5