New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 2/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The New Orleans Pelicans (19-32) are hitting the road to Ball Arena on Friday where they will meet the Denver Nuggets (28-23).
The Pelicans faced the Pistons and took home the win by a score of 111-101 in their last game. New Orleans ended having earned a 43.8% FG percentage (39 of 89) and made 8 of 28 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pelicans knocked down 25 of 28 tries for a rate of 89.3%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned 46 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 assists in this game while forcing 3 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to the defense, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 48.8% from the floor on 41 of 84 shooting. Detroit doled out 35 assists and had 21 steals for this game. In addition, Detroit totaled 29 boards (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Detroit finished the contest at 78.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 14 tries. They buried 8 of their 32 attempts from distance. In relation to fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 17 and the Pistons accounted for 18 fouls.
Brandon Ingram is one player who played a role for the game. He finished with 26 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. Ingram finished the game at 44.4% from the floor and also earned 4 assists.
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New Orleans will enter this matchup with a mark of 19-32 so far this season. They average 105.4 points per contest (26th in basketball) while shooting 43.8% from the floor. The Pelicans are shooting 32.8% from downtown (551 of 1,681) and 79.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is collecting 45.6 boards per game and has tallied 1,254 assists on the campaign, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.4 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Pelicans are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.5% from 3-point land while they are 17th in the NBA in PPG allowed (109.5). The Pelicans are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.8% (2,046 of 4,371) and they relinquish 42.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 14th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,236 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the Nuggets took a loss by a score of 108-104 when they faced the Jazz. The Nuggets recorded 32 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 39 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Jazz committed 7 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Denver converted 11 out of 28 attempts (39.3%). Overall, the Nuggets shot 42 for 79 from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.2%. The Nuggets permitted the Jazz to make 42 of 86 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8% in this matchup. They went 24.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 29 and finished the contest at 17 out of 22 at the charity stripe (77.3%). Concerning how they rebounded, Denver allowed Utah to pull down 29 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Bryn Forbes pitched in for the Nuggets in this game. Forbes scored 26 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 2 assists in this matchup. He made 10 out of 13 for the game for a field goal rate of 76.9%, and had 1 rebound.
Denver has a mark of 28-23 so far this season. The Nuggets are committing 19.3 fouls every game while shooting 78.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.0 times per contest (3rd in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game. Denver has accumulated 5,562 points on the campaign (109.1 per game) and they pull in 43.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Nuggets are shooting 47.2% from the field, which has them ranked 4th in the NBA.
The Denver defense gives up 34.0% on 3-point shots (594 of 1,746) and their opposition makes 75.1% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 24.5 assists and 43.1 rebounds per contest, ranking them 18th and 6th in the NBA. The Nuggets on defense are ranked 11th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 107.4. They have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (24th in the league).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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