Brandon Ingram leads the New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) into a matchup with the Denver Nuggets (26-18) after scoring 36 points in a 128-111 win over the Lakers. The Pelicans are 1.5-point underdogs in the game on Friday, March 26, 2021, which starts at 8:00 PM ET on FS-NO. The matchup has an over/under of 231.5 points.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 26, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Nuggets vs Pelicans Betting Odds
Injury Report as of March 26
Greg Whittington: Day To Day (Knee),
Monte Morris: Out (Quad)
Lonzo Ball: Day To Day (Hip)
|Spread Pick||Pelicans (+1.5)|
|Total Pick||Under (231.5)|
|Prediction||Nuggets 115, Pelicans 114|
The line for this game set by FanDuel and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.4 points of each other).
The model predicts a total 2.9 points lower than the one set by FanDuel for this game.
Nuggets Key Players
|Michael Porter Jr.||34||16.0||7.4||0.9||0.7||0.9||2.4|
Nuggets Player Props
- Nikola Jokic’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 11.5 boards, 0.2 rebounds higher than his season average of 11.3.
- Jamal Murray’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
- Jokic’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.
Pelicans Key Players
Pelicans Player Props
- Zion Williamson’s PRA prop total for the contest is listed at 41.5, 5.3 greater than his season average of 36.2.
- Steven Adams’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 23.5, 4.3 higher than his season average of 19.2.
- Lonzo Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots lower than his season average of 3.0.
- The Nuggets are shooting 48.7% from the field this season, 1.5 percentage points higher than the 47.2% the Pelicans allow to opponents.
- Denver is 14-10 against the spread and 17-7 overall when it shoots better than 47.2% from the field.
- New Orleans has a 15-10 record against the spread and a 15-10 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 48.7% of their shots from the field.
- The Pelicans are shooting 48.6% from the field, 1.6% higher than the 47% the Nuggets’ opponents have shot this season.
- New Orleans has put together a 16-11 record against the spread and a 14-13 straight up record in games it shoots better than 47% from the field.
- When Denver’s opponents shoot over 48.6% from the field, it is 17-11 against the spread and 22-6 overall.
- The Nuggets’ 38.4% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 0.7 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pelicans have shot from deep (39.1%).
- Denver is 12-9 against the spread and 13-8 overall when it shoots better than 39.1% from distance.
- New Orleans has put up a 13-8 against the spread while going 15-6 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 38.4% from deep.
- The Pelicans are hitting 35.4% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is one percentage point fewer than the 36.4% the Nuggets’ opponents are averaging on the season.
- New Orleans has a 13-5 ATS record and is 13-5 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
- Denver is 13-9 ATS and 17-5 overall in games it shoots above 35.4% from deep.
- The Nuggets connect on 13.3 three-pointers per game this season, 2.1 more makes per game than the Pelicans give up (11.2).
- Denver has gone 9-7 against the spread and 10-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When New Orleans makes fewer threes than its opponents, it is 11-21 ATS and 11-22 straight up.
- The Nuggets rank 10th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Pelicans allow the most made threes in the league.
Nuggets vs Pelicans Stat Rankings
|Nuggets Rank||Nuggets AVG||Pelicans AVG||Pelicans Rank|
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