Pelicans vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/12/24

Denver Nuggets (26-13) vs New Orleans Pelicans (23-15)

Game Info: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans look to stay hot after winning 6 of their last 7 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans rebounded from a loss to the Clippers with wins over the Kings and Warriors. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Zion Williamson is averaging 21.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets recently lost to the Magic and Jazz, while beating the Pistons. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.9 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.5 points and 11.8 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.3).
  • The Nuggets are one of two teams to rank in the top-10 for both turnovers and assists per game this season.
  • The Pelicans rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.1).
  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (25.6).

New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets prediction

It's hard to pick this game when you consider the New Orleans Pelicans are dealing with a questionable Ingram, Williamson, and McCollum. That's the Pels top three players. I'm still going to assume at least one of those guys plays in this spot. The Denver Nuggets have played lackluster ball over the last couple of weeks, which includes losses to the Jazz, Magic and that near loss to the Warriors. If the Pelicans can clear some of their star players, this should be a tight game. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans +8.5

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