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Pelicans vs. Nuggets Picks and Predictions for the NBA Game on January 24th, 2023

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The stage is set for an NBA game between the Pelicans and Nuggets on January 24th, 2023, 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 January 24th, 2023, at 19:00. The Pelicans enters as 1 point underdogs in the contest. The previous game between these two teams was a pick’em and the Pelicans won, 138-130. The over/under for the upcoming game is 231 points.

We all know how important the 3-point shot is to the game of basketball in the 2022-2023 season, so let us take a look at home these teams fare from long distances. The Pelicans are making 36.2 percent of their 3-pointers this season. The Nuggets are converting on 39.8 percent of their 3-pointers. Pelicans are attempting 35 percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line. Nuggets are taking 36 percent of their field goal attempts from a 3-point distance.

New Orleans Pelicans

How are the Pelicans playing this season?

The Pelicans comes into this game with a 26-21 record, and they are currently 4th in the Western Conference standings. The Pelicans are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Did the Pelicans win their most recent game?

No, Pelicans fell to the Heat, 100-96. Tyler Herro scored 26 points in the loss.

Best scorer for the Pelicans

The leading scorer for the Pelicans this season is Zion Williamson, who is averaging 26 points per game.

Other Team Leaders for the Pelicans

Coming into the January 24th, 2023 contest, Jonas Valanciunas leads the Pelicans with 9.9 rebounds per game. In the last match, he made 38 points in DraftKings and 35.7 fantasy points in FanDuel. CJ McCollum has a team-high 5.8 assists per game. He scored 19.25 DraftKings points and 14.7 FanDuel fantasy game points in the last game. The steals leader for the Pelicans is Herbert Jones (1.5 steals per game). He has 26.5 DraftKings fantasy points and 27.8 FanDuel fantasy points for the last game. In terms of swatting shots, Larry Nance Jr. is leading the way for the Pelicans with 0.8 blocks per game. His DFS production in the last game is as follows: 36.25 DraftKings fantasy points and 40.4 FanDuel fantasy points per game.

Pelicans Team Analysis

The Pelicans’ point differential this season is 2.6 points per game, which ranks 8th in the NBA. They are averaging 116 points per game while allowing 113.4 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Pelicans are making 11.1 shots per game, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Pelicans are making 20 per game, which ranks 4th in the NBA.

Projected Pelicans Starting Lineup and Injuries

The Pelicans plan on having these starting five for the game: Jonas Valanciunas, Naji Marshall, Herbert Jones, Trey Murphy and CJ McCollum. In their last meeting against the Nuggets, the Pelicans’ starting lineup consisted of Jonas Valanciunas, Jaxson Hayes, Herbert Jones, Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum. For the upcoming matchup, the Pelicans has the following injuries: Brandon Ingram is out (toe), E.J. Liddell is out (knee) Naji Marshall is questionable (toe) and Zion Williamson is out (hamstring).

Denver Nuggets

How are the Nuggets playing this season?

The Nuggets head this game with a 33-14 record, and they are currently 1st in the Western Conference standings. The Nuggets are 9-1 in their last 10 games.

Did the Nuggets win their most recent game?

No, Nuggets came up short against the Thunder, 101-99. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points in the loss.

Best scorer for the Nuggets

The leading scorer for the Nuggets this season is Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 25.1 points per game. Nikola Jokic also leads the team in minutes played per game with 33.34.

Other Team Leaders for the Nuggets

Nikola Jokic is leading the way with 11 rebounds per game Nikola Jokic is dishing out a team-high 9.9 assists per game In terms of steals, the Nuggets’ leader is Nikola Jokic with 1.4 steals per game. His DFS points in the last match were the following: 0 DraftKings fantasy points and 0 FanDuel fantasy points. The blocks’ leader for the Nuggets is Aaron Gordon, who is sending back 0.8 shots per game. He scored 36 DraftKings fantasy points and 35.5 FanDuel fantasy points in his last game.

Nuggets Team Analysis

The Nuggets’ point differential this season is 4.7 points per game, which ranks 3rd in the NBA. They are averaging 117.2 points per game while allowing 112.5 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Nuggets are making 12.2 shots per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Nuggets are making 17.2 per game, which ranks 25th in the NBA.

Projected Nuggets’ Starting Lineup and Injuries

The Nuggets are starting these five players for the game: Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon, Michael Porter Jr., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jamal Murray. In their last meeting against the Pelicans, the Nuggets’ starting five were Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, Will Barton and Monte Morris.

Bet suggestions for this game

Spread betting suggestion

With the Pelicans coming into this game as 1 point underdogs the suggestion is to bet at the Nuggets.

Money Line betting suggestion

Pelicans are a 1 money line underdog for the game against the Nuggets, and the suggestion is to pick the Nuggets.

Over/Under betting suggestion

The over/under for the Pelicans and Nuggets is 231 points, so the suggestion is to take the under.

Will there be Overtime?

The Pelicans and Nuggets have combined for an impressive 8 overtime games this season, and therefore, there is value in betting if there will be overtime for this 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 January 24th, 2023.

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 26-21 record thus far this season, they are the 4th seed in the Western Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are 33-14, they own the 1st spot in the Western Conference.

What was the previous result between the teams?

The last time that the Pelicans and Nuggets played, the Pelicans won, 138-130.

Which team is favored for the upcoming contest?

This Pelicans and Nuggets game is a pick’em. In the previous meeting, the Pelicans were a 0 point favorite. They won the game against Nuggets, 138-130.

Which is the over/under for the game?

The over/under is 231 points for the January 24th, 2023 game.

When do the Pelicans and Nuggets next face each other?

The matchup on January 24th, 2023, is the second game between the Pelicans and Nuggets this season. The next contest between these two teams will be on February 01, 2023 at the Ball Arena.

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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