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Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Denver Nuggets (11-12) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (7-19) in a matchup of Northwest Division teams at Smoothie King Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The Nuggets are 4-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup’s point total is 216.5.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Predictions

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Odds

Nuggets vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Nuggets -4 216.5 points

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Last 10 Games

  • Denver covered the spread twice in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 2-8 record straight-up in those games.
  • Denver’s past 10 outings saw eight hit the over.
  • The past 10 Nuggets games averaged 6.7 fewer points (209.8) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Across their past 10 games, the Nuggets are scoring at a rate the same as their season-long scoring average.
  • New Orleans has a 5-5 record straight-up in its past 10 matchups, while covering the spread five times in those games.
  • New Orleans’ past 10 outings saw five go over the total.
  • The past 10 Pelicans games averaged 2.1 fewer points (214.4) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • In the last 10 games, the Pelicans are scoring 105.9 points per game compared to their 103.3 season average.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Denver is 9-14-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS when playing as at least 4-point favorites.
  • This season, Denver’s games have hit the over 11 times.
  • This season, the Nuggets have a 46.1% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.3% lower than the 47.4% of shots the Pelicans’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Denver is 5-6 against the spread and 6-5 overall when it shoots better than 47.4% from the field.
  • New Orleans has gone 11-15-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 4-point underdogs or more, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 9-10.
  • New Orleans games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 10 times this season.
  • The Pelicans have shot at a 42.9% rate from the field this season, 3.5 percentage points below the 46.4% shooting opponents of the Nuggets have averaged.
  • New Orleans has compiled a 3-1 record against the spread and a 2-2 straight up record in games it shoots over 46.4% from the field.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Over/Under Trends

  • Denver and its opponents have combined to outscore Wednesday’s over/under (216.5 points) seven times this season.
  • This season, nine of New Orleans’ games have ended with a score higher than 216.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 207 points per game, 9.5 points fewer than the total of 216.5 for this game.
  • This game’s point total is 2.3 fewer points than the 214.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
  • This season the average total for Nuggets games is 212.8 points, 3.7 fewer than the over/under of 216.5 points for this contest.
  • Pelicans games have an over/under of 216.1 points this season, 0.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Nuggets Team Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic: 25.6 PTS, 13.5 REB, 6.8 AST, 1.2 STL, 57.7 FG%, 37.5 3PT% (30-for-80)
  • Will Barton: 16.0 PTS, 44.6 FG%, 38.1 3PT% (53-for-139)
  • Aaron Gordon: 13.8 PTS, 51.5 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (24-for-68)
  • Monte Morris: 12.1 PTS, 48.2 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (30-for-89)
  • Jeff Green: 9.8 PTS, 47.3 FG%, 32.8 3PT% (19-for-58)

Pelicans Team Leaders

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 18.5 PTS, 12.0 REB, 51.1 FG%, 46.2 3PT% (30-for-65)
  • Brandon Ingram: 22.9 PTS, 44.4 FG%, 36.6 3PT% (34-for-93)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13.5 PTS, 36.2 FG%, 30.1 3PT% (53-for-176)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 13.7 PTS, 1.2 STL, 37.5 FG%, 34.6 3PT% (63-for-182)
  • Josh Hart: 11.1 PTS, 48.8 FG%, 32.6 3PT% (15-for-46)

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