Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans odds, picks and predictions

The Denver Nuggets. (33-14) visit the New Orleans Pelicans. (26-21) on Tuesday at Smoothie King Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.M. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nuggets. vs. Pelicans. odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Nuggets. lost 101-99 to the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday but failed to cover as 3-point favorites at home. Denver had won 9 straight games before the loss, although C Nikola Jokic continues to be sidelined due to an injury.

The Pelicans. suffered a 100-96 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday despite covering as 7-point underdogs on the road. New Orleans is currently on a 4-game losing skid.

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Nuggets. at Pelicans. odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:11 a.M. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML) : Nuggets. -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Pelicans. -105 (bet $105 to win $100).
  • Against the spread (ATS) : Nuggets. -1.5 (-105) | Pelicans. +1.5 (-115).
  • Over/Under (O/U) : 231.5 (O: -110 | U: -110).
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    Nuggets. at Pelicans. key injuries

    Nuggets.

  • G Bones Hyland (finger) questionable.
  • C Nikola Jokic (hamstring) questionable.
  • F Michael Porter Jr. (Personal) questionable.
  • Pelicans.

  • F Brandon Ingram (toe) doubtful.
  • F Naji Marshall (toe) questionable.
  • F Zion Williamson (hamstring) out.
  • For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

    Nuggets. at Pelicans. picks and predictions

    Prediction

    Nuggets. 114, Pelicans. 109

    Moneyline

    NUGGETS (-115) is where I’d lean even if Jokic is out again. The Nuggets. have shown they are one of the deepest teams in the NBA and G CJ McCollum is shouldering a lot for the Pelicans. with Ingram and Williamson sidelined.

    Against the spread

    NUGGETS -1.5 (-105) is how I’d bet on the spread in this contest, though, I’d rather take the moneyline instead. However, this spread does appear to be created with the idea that Jokic will be inactive again.

    The Nuggets. are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road meetings with the Pelicans.. The Pelicans. are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record.

    Over/Under

    UNDER 231.5 (-110) is an intriguing bet in this matchup. regardless of Jokic. While the Pelicans. are 12th in pace, the Nuggets. play at the 10th slowest pace in the NBA this season.

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    Denver has gone Under in 5 of its last 6 games following an ATS loss and New Orleans has gone Under in 8 of its last 9 games against a team with a winning record. The Under has also hit in 8 of the last 10 meetings between these teams.

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