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The Pelicans and Nuggets will face off on December 09, 2021, in an NBA game in New Orleans, LA at Smoothie King Center, and be sure to check out the picks and predictions to win with your bets.

Introduction to the Pelicans vs. Nuggets betting tip and prediction

This Western Conference clash will be played on December 09, 2021, at 01:00. The Pelicans enter as 0 point underdogs in the contest. The previous game between these two teams was a pick’em and Pelicans won, 114-112. The over/under for the upcoming game is 214.5 points.

Entering this game, the Pelicans are 10000 to win the NBA Finals while the Nuggets are 2000. In terms of conference championship odds, Pelicans are to win its conference, and Nuggets’ odds stand at . For the team’s respective divisions, the Pelicans are 700 to win the Southwest Division, meanwhile, the Nuggets’ odds to win the Northwest Division are 250.

We all know how important the 3-point shot is to the game of basketball in the 2021-2022 season, so let us take a look at home these teams fare from long distances. The Pelicans are making 33.7 percent of their 3-pointers this season. The Nuggets are converting on 34 percent of their 3-pointers. Pelicans are attempting 37 percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line. Nuggets are taking 42 percent of its field goal attempts from a 3-point distance.

New Orleans Pelicans

How are the Pelicans playing this season?

The Pelicans come into this game with a 7-19 record, and they are currently 15th in the Western Conference standings. The Pelicans are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Did the Pelicans win their most recent game?

No, Pelicans fell to the Rockets, 118-108. Brandon Ingram scored 27 points in the loss.

Best scorer for the Pelicans

The leading scorer for the Pelicans this season is Brandon Ingram, who is averaging 22.9 points per game. In the last game he scored 57.75 points in DraftKings and 58 fantasy points in FanDuel.

Other Team Leaders for the Pelicans

Coming into the December 09, 2021 contest, Jonas Valanciunas leads the Pelicans with 12 rebounds per game. In the last match he made 43 points in DraftKings and 44.5 fantasy points in FanDuel. Brandon Ingram has a team-high 4.7 assists per game. He scored 57.75 DraftKings points and 58 FanDuel fantasy game points in the last game. The steals leader for the Pelicans is Herbert Jones (1.5 steals per game). He has 13.25 DraftKings fantasy points and 16.2 FanDuel fantasy points for the last game. In terms of swatting shots, Jonas Valanciunas is leading the way for the Pelicans with 0.9 blocks per game. His DFS production in the last game is as follows: 43 DraftKings fantasy points and 44.5 FanDuel fantasy points per game.

Pelicans Team Analysis

The Pelicans’ point differential this season is 0.94 points, which ranks 27th in the NBA. They are averaging 103.3 points per game while allowing 110.1 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, Pelicans are making 11 shots per game, which ranks 4th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Pelicans are making 16.2 per game, which ranks 19th in the NBA.

Projected Pelicans Starting Lineup and Injuries

In their last meeting against the Nuggets, the Pelicans’ starting lineup consisted of Steven Adams, Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Eric Bledsoe , and Lonzo Ball. For the upcoming matchup, Pelicans has the following injuries: Josh Hart is questionable (knee), Daulton Hommes is out (calf), Didi Louzada Silva is questionable (suspension) and Zion Williamson is questionable (foot).

Denver Nuggets

How are the Nuggets playing this season?

The Nuggets head this game with a 11-12 record, and they are currently 7th in the Western Conference standings. The Nuggets are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

Did the Nuggets win their most recent game?

No, Nuggets came up short against the Bulls, 109-97. Nikola Jokic scored 32 points in the loss.

Best scorer for the Nuggets

The leading scorer for the Nuggets this season is Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 25.6 points per game. Nikola Jokic also leads the team in minutes played per game with 19.58. In the last game, scored 62 DraftKings fantasy points and 56.9 FanDuel fantasy points.

Other Team Leaders for the Nuggets

Nikola Jokic is leading the way with 13.5 rebounds per game. In his last game of the season, he scored 62 points in DraftKings and 56.9 in FanDuel. Nikola Jokic is dishing out a team-high 6.8 assists per game. He has 62 DraftKings fantasy points and 56.9 FanDuel fantasy points scored in the last game. In terms of steals, Nuggets’ leader is Davon Reed with 1.5 steals per game. His DFS points in the last match were the following: 8.5 DraftKings fantasy points and 9.3 FanDuel fantasy points. The blocks leader for the Nuggets is Nikola Jokic, who is sending back 0.7 shots per game. He scored 62 DraftKings fantasy points and 56.9 FanDuel fantasy points in his last game.

Nuggets Team Analysis

The Nuggets’ point differential this season is 1 points, which ranks 19th in the NBA. They are averaging 103.7 points per game while allowing 104.1 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, Nuggets are making 12.2 shots per game, which ranks 19th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Nuggets are making 12.1 per game, which ranks 2nd in the NBA.

Projected Nuggets’ Starting Lineup and Injuries

In their last meeting against the Pelicans, the Nuggets’ starting five was Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon, Michael Porter Jr., PJ Dozier , and Facundo Campazzo.

Bet suggestions for this game

Spread betting suggestion

With the Pelicans coming into this game as 0 point underdogs the suggestion is to bet at the Nuggets.

Money Line betting suggestion

Pelicans are a 0 money line underdog for the game against Nuggets, and the suggestion is to pick the Nuggets.

Over/Under betting suggestion

The over/under for the Pelicans and Nuggets is 214.5 points, so the suggestion is to take the over.

Will there be Overtime?

Since the Pelicans and Nuggets had no match that went overtime this season, overtime is not likely for the upcoming contest.

Pelicans vs Nuggets betting tip: FAQs

When does the game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets take place?

The game will be played on December 09, 2021.

Where will the Pelicans and Nuggets be playing?

The contest will take place at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.

How have the teams been playing this season?

The Pelicans have a 7-19 record thus far this season, they are the 15th seed in the Western Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are 11-12, they own the 7th spot in the Western Conference.

What was the previous result between the teams?

The last time that the Pelicans and Nuggets played, Pelicans won, 114-112.

Which team is favored for the upcoming contest?

Pelicans are underdogs by 2 points for the December 09, 2021 game. In the previous meeting, the Pelicans were a 0 point favorites. They won the game against Nuggets, 114-112.

Which is the over/under for the game?

The over/under is 214.5 points for the December 09, 2021 game.

When do the Pelicans and Nuggets next face each other?

The matchup on December 09, 2021, is the first game between the Pelicans and Nuggets this season. The next contest between these two teams will be on January 27, 2022 at the Smoothie King Center.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365, and you can check out great betting tips here.

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