New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets - 3/6/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (37-26) vs New Orleans Pelicans (27-36)
Game Info: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -3 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The New Orleans Pelicans look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 107.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.3 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 26.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.4 points and 13.8 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15 points and 4.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 19-7-1 in Pelicans last 27 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Nuggets last 4 overall. The Pelicans are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, and they're probably the better team here overall. However, the New Orleans Pelicans re a team that's flipped a switch lately, winning four straight games, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 20 points while shooting 51.1 percent from the field. The Pels are easily playing their best ball of the season and have to be thinking about moving up in those play-in standings. I'll take a stab with the hot underdog.
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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans +3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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