Pelicans at Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/31/23

Denver Nuggets (34-16) vs New Orleans Pelicans (26-25)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.5 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.1 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

Pelicans vs Nuggets Trends

The Pelicans are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The under is 8-3 in Nuggets last 11 overall. The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Pelicans are banged up and while McCollum and Ingram are expected to play, they're not 100 percent. The Pels are coming off a rough week, and Denver isn't a place where teams get back on track. The Denver Nuggets win at home by an average of 10.7 points while shooting 52.1 percent from the field. A bit of a thick line, but I have to side with the Nuggets here.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -7.5

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