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New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds Open as NBA Underdog vs Denver Nuggets

The New Orleans Pelicans host Denver on Thursday, looking to build on their 27-47 mark against the 32-44 Nuggets in NBA betting action at Smoothie King Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Denver Nuggets betting line opened this morning as -7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 207 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 103-100 result in favor of the Pelicans is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans currently sport a record of 27-47, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-42 ATS. The Denver Nuggets are 32-44 and 40-32-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pelicans post a 39-34-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nuggets have gone 44-30-2 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Denver injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (New Orleans Pelicans) and the No. 17 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Orleans's No. 15-ranked offense averaging 102.58 PPG, against a Denver Nuggets defense that ranks No. 22 at 104.79 PPG. The New Orleans Pelicans field goal percentage has averaged 44.57% so far, more than the Denver Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.27% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Will Barton scored 25 points leading the Nuggets to a 109-105 victory over Memphis at FedExForum on Wednesday.

New Orleans got 18 points from Alexis Ajinca but lost anyway 100-92 against the Spurs on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Denver is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 9 games on the road
  • Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
  • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of New Orleans's last 14 games
  • New Orleans is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver home to Sacramento, Saturday, April 2nd
New Orleans at Brooklyn, Sunday, April 3rd

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