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NBA odds preview - Nuggets vs. Pelicans

Denver NuggetsNew Orleans Pelicans
27-34March 09, 2014, 06:00 | New Orleans Arena25-37

The Pelicans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nuggets tip off at New Orleans Arena on Sunday in NBA play.

Supporters of the Nuggets have seen them go 27-34 and 25-35-1 ATS so far this season, while the Pelicans are at 25-37 and 25-32-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pelicans are 30-32, while the Nuggets are 30-31.

View Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

New Orleans opened as -2-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 215 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Pelicans and the No. 27-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 93-92 result in favor of the Nuggets.

The Nuggets were a 134-126 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (260) made winners of OVER bettors. The Lakers were burned for 32 points by Kenneth Faried on Friday as the Nuggets picked up a 134-126 win at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 112-104 winner at home against the Bucks. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee was victimized for 29 points and 14 rebounds by Anthony Davis as the Pelicans defeated the Bucks 112-104 in NBA action on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 4 in the league with 45.3 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 6.08 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 9 with 8.43 per contest.

A few Nuggets at Pelicans trends to consider:
Denver is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
Denver is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Denver is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Denver is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
New Orleans is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
New Orleans is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
New Orleans is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Charlotte, Monday, March 10th
New Orleans home to Memphis, Wednesday, March 12th