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Nuggets Are Hard To Trust on the Road This Season

The New Orleans Pelicans squandered a 20-point halftime lead over the defending champion Golden State Warriors which resulted in a frustrating 125-115 setback on Monday. It’s going to be important for the Pelicans to keep their emotions in check and hang on to a lead vs the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.

Xbet opened the Nuggets as 5-point road underdogs with a total of 220.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Pelicans’ last five games after a loss.
  • The Nuggets are 7-0 SU in their last seven games after a loss.
  • The Pelicans are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against teams with winning records.

A litany of technical fouls were handed out to the Pellies in that game and star big man DeMarcus Cousins was ejected after going at Kevin Durant. The Pelicans are operating with frontcourt star Anthony Davis sidelined with a groin injury right now, so they certainly can’t afford to lose any more of their top players for disciplinary reasons.

The Nuggets have been a Jekyll and Hyde team when it comes to playing at home and on the road. Denver is a sizzling 10-2 SU at home but just 3-8 SU on the road after kicking off a six-game road trip with a 122-105 setback to the Western Conference-worst Dallas Mavericks on Monday. The Mavs are 25th in the Association in scoring average (100.8) but shot 57 percent from the floor against the Nuggets.

The good news for Nuggets bettors is their penchant for both winning straight up and covering the spread vs the Pelicans. In the Nugs’ last three meetings with New Orleans, they’re 3-0 SU and ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Denver Nuggets listed as 4-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 218.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 108-106 win for the Pelicans on Wednesday. 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 sit at 12-12 (13-11 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Denver Nuggets are currently 13-10 (9-14 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? New Orleans is 13-11 OU and Denver is 10-13 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Denver injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at OddsShark, it's the No. 19-rated Pelicans and the No. 16-rated Nuggets in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Orleans' No. 9-ranked offense averaging 107.95 PPG, against a Denver Nuggets defense that ranks No. 17 at 106.45 PPG. The Pelicans field-goal percentage has averaged 47.87% so far, more than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.21% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nuggets endured a 122-105 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Monday, despite a 23-point effort from Will Barton at American Airlines Center.

New Orleans got 34 points from Jrue Holiday en route to a 125-115 loss at the hands of New Orleans on Monday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
  • Denver is 1-6 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 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at Orlando, Friday, December 8
New Orleans home to Sacramento, Friday, December 8