The New Orleans Pelicans have been wildly inconsistent this season, however that doesn’t imply bettors ought to keep away once they play the Denver Nuggets in the present day.
The Pelicans are 5.5 level underdogs on this recreation, however given how they’ve performed this season, you’d must have numerous religion to guess the Pelicans to win.
In fact, they’ve performed higher in opposition to good groups, so for those who just like the Pels on this one, simply guess the cash line, as they haven’t been concerned in lots of shut video games this season and will probably be extra prone to blow the Nuggets out or get blown out than play a decent one.
The Pelicans’ inconsistency has made betting on the end result of the sport onerous however there are nonetheless a lot of bets on this one which I like.
Keep in mind, I’m not an expert, so take this recommendation with a large grain of salt and all the time guess responsibly.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets: The mixed rating will probably be lower than 234
That is in all probability the primary time I’ve made this guess all season, because the Pelicans’ protection is so unhealthy and offense so good that betting the over is nearly all the time the best way to go.
On paper, it could appear to be the identical on this one, because the Nuggets are simply the 14th ranked protection and the Pels are close to the underside of the NBA at twenty eighth.
However they solely let up a mixed 226 on common so 234 appears a bit excessive, even for 2 defenses that aren’t nice.
I may remorse this one, however for the primary time this season I’m betting on the Pelicans’ protection to be much less horrible than regular. Want me luck on that one.
Pelicans vs. Nuggets: Nikola Jokic could have fewer than 11 rebounds
Jokic averages 11.2 rebounds on the season, so that you’d be betting in opposition to his common, however the Pels are the most effective rebounding groups within the NBA and they’ll make protecting Jokic off the glass a precedence.
He may even attempt to pull Steven Adams away from the basket, which may hold him away from the offensive boards and Adams will probably be doing every thing in his energy to get on the glass himself.
If they’ll hold Jokic from going loopy on the boards, they may have an opportunity on this one.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray could have two or extra steals
The Pelicans have improved their turnovers considerably from final season, although they’re nonetheless fairly unhealthy in that division, averaging 14.2 per recreation.
Couple that with Murray’s capability to get into the passing lane for steals, and you’ve got the makings of a worth guess.
Murray solely averages 1.3 steals per recreation however may have a giant night time defensively in opposition to the Pelicans, who’re susceptible to cough it up.
The New Orleans Pelicans are a tricky crew to gauge and could possibly be consumers or sellers on the deadline relying in your perspective.
These final two video games earlier than the deadline will inform us rather a lot, beginning in the present day vs. Denver.
*All odds and bets supplied by the Motion Community