Nuggets Vs Pelicans: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 30, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 29, 2023

The Denver Nuggets (51-24) host the New Orleans Pelicans (38-38) on March 30, 2023 at Ball Arena, where the Nuggets are favorites, by two points in a contest featuring one of the best offensive squads in the NBA (the Nuggets) against one of the strongest defensive teams (the Pelicans). The matchup has a 224.5 point total.

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Nuggets Vs Pelicans Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Nuggets -2 224.5

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Injury Report as of March 30

Nuggets: Jack White: Out (Health Protocols), Nikola Jokic: Questionable (Calf), Vlatko Cancar: Questionable (Ankle), Peyton Watson: Questionable (Illness)

Pelicans: Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Jose Alvarado: Out (Lower Leg)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Nuggets (-2)
Total Pick Over (224.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Nuggets Vs Pelicans Stat Rankings

Nuggets Avg. (Rank) Pelicans Avg. (Rank)
116.8 (9th) Points Scored 114.3 (15th)
112.7 (10th) Points Allowed 112.5 (7th)
42.8 (19th) Rebounds 43.7 (12th)
9.9 (17th) Off. Rebounds 10.7 (13th)
12.1 (15th) 3pt Made 11.0 (22nd)
29.3 (2nd) Assists 26.0 (8th)
13.9 (20th) Turnovers 14.2 (23rd)

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Nuggets Key Players

Nikola Jokic 67 24.9 11.9 9.9 1.2 0.7 0.9
Jamal Murray 61 20.1 4.0 6.2 1.0 0.2 2.6
Michael Porter Jr. 58 17.3 5.4 1.1 0.6 0.5 3.0
Aaron Gordon 63 16.4 6.5 2.9 0.8 0.7 0.9
Bruce Brown 74 11.0 4.0 3.3 1.0 0.6 1.2

Pelicans Key Players

Brandon Ingram 39 24.1 5.1 5.4 0.6 0.4 1.6
CJ McCollum 69 20.8 4.4 5.9 0.9 0.5 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 73 14.3 10.1 1.8 0.3 0.6 0.5
Trey Murphy III 73 13.9 3.6 1.4 1.1 0.5 2.5
Josh Richardson 59 10.7 2.7 2.9 1.1 0.3 1.7

Betting Trends

  • The Nuggets’ record against the spread is 40-34-1.
  • Against the spread as 2-point favorites or more, Denver is 29-24-1.
  • This year, 35 of the Nuggets’ 75 games have gone over the point total.
  • Denver’s games have had more than 224.5 points scored on 49 occasions this year.
  • The total for this game is 224.5, and that’s 5.0 points fewer than the average total in Nuggets games thus far this season.
  • Against the spread, the Pelicans are 36-39-1 this year.
  • New Orleans has an ATS record of 11-20-1 as a 2-point underdog or greater.
  • This season, 36 of the Pelicans’ 76 games have hit the over.
  • There have been 45 New Orleans’ games this season with more than 224.5 points scored.
  • This season, Pelicans games have resulted in an average scoring total of 226.8, which is 2.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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