Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 8.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 34-15. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.7 as they average 111.6 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 22-28 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 116.6 points per game and surrender 115.1, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 27-22-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 25-24-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-27-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-23-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
01/28/19 G Jamal Murray Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/28/19 G E'Twaun Moore Rest is out Tuesday vs Houston
01/28/19 F Julius Randle Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
01/24/19 F Nikola Mirotic Calf is out indefinitely
01/19/19 F Anthony Davis Hand is out 1-2 weeks
Gary Harris averages 15.0 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Jrue Holiday averages 21.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Julius Randle averages 19.9 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Denver averages 111.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 27.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 26.8. The Pelicans are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Nuggets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 11th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Denver is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 24th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +8.5
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