New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets - 2/4/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets - 2/4/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (28-23) vs New Orleans Pelicans (19-32)

Game Info: Friday, February 4, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 10 of their last 15 games.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.5 points and 6 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 18.2 points and 12 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.9 points and 13.8 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 overall. The over is 9-3 in Nuggets last 12 overall. The Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver.

The New Orleans Pelicans have been fade material on the road all year, as they're 11-16 against the spread, and they lose by an average of 6.9 points. The Denver Nuggets are starting to put things together with wins in 10 of their last 15 games, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 6.8 points while shooting 50.6 percent from the field. The Nuggets just beat the Pelicans by double digits last week on the road. I'll lay the chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -5.5

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