New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets NBA Point Spread Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 13 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 27-36. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.6 as they average 115.7 points per contest while giving up 115.1 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 42-19. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 107.0, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 31-31-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 33-29-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 33-28-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-32-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/01/19 F Trey Lyles Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs New Orleans
Anthony Davis averages 27.5 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 12.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Jamal Murray averages 18.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 26.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. New Orleans averages 115.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 107.0 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Denver is 14th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.9 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.7. The Nuggets are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Denver is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Nuggets are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -13
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