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Pointspread favors Nuggets in battle with Pelicans

New Orleans PelicansDenver Nuggets
11-10December 15, 2013, 08:00 | Pepsi Center13-9

Pepsi Center will feature Nuggets vs. Pelicans action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Nuggets sit at 13-9 (11-10-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pelicans are currently 11-10 (9-11-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Denver is 10-12 OU, and New Orleans is 14-7 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The Nuggets were listed as a -7-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 204.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 8-rated Nuggets and the No. 10-rated Pelicans in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-95 win for the Nuggets on Sunday.

The Pelicans were a 104-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Memphis was scorched by Eric Gordon for 25 points as the Pelicans defated the Grizzlies 104-98 in NBA action on Friday.

The Nuggets were a 103-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Wilson Chandler scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Nuggets to victory (they lost 103-93 to Utah at Pepsi Center on Friday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pelicans rank No. 12 in the league with 43.43 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 7.77 per game, while the Pelicans rate No. 23 with 6.62 per contest.

Next up:
New Orleans at Golden State, Tuesday, December 17th
Denver home to Seattle, Tuesday, December 17th