New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 6

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 06, 2022, 8:22 AM
  • The Nuggets (34-25) are -4.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 227.5 points
  • Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSNO

The New Orleans Pelicans visit Ball Arena to take on the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in Denver.

The Nuggets are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -4.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Pelicans are 32-30 against the spread, while the Nuggets are 30-33 against the spread.

The Pelicans vs Nuggets Over/Under is 227.5 total points for the game.


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Pelicans vs. Nuggets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
New Orleans Pelicans+4.5 -110O 227.5 -110155
Denver Nuggets -4.5 -110U 227.5 -110-190

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 32-30 against the Spread (-1.05 Units / -1.51% ROI)
  • 27-36 against the Moneyline (+3.75 Units / 4.85% ROI)
  • 25-38 against the Over for game total points (-16.75 Units / -24.19% ROI)
  • 38-25 against the Under for game total points (+10.5 Units / 15.14% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Moneyline in 24 of their last 44 games (+15.60 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 26 of their last 37 games (+13.93 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 39 of their last 63 games (+13.83 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 38 of their last 61 games (+13.66 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 35 games (+10.84 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 23 of their last 63 games (-19.65 Units / -28% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 61 games (-19.53 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Game Total Over in 25 of their last 63 games (-16.75 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 16 of their last 44 games (-15.61 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 11 of their last 35 games (-14.33 Units / -37% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Nuggets have gone:

  • 30-33 against the Spread (-6.3 Units / -9.09% ROI)
  • 37-26 against the Moneyline (-9.4 Units / -6.42% ROI)
  • 34-29 against the Over for game total points (+2.1 Units / 3.03% ROI)
  • 29-34 against the Under for game total points (-8.4 Units / -12.12% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 34 of their last 51 games (+17.56 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 47 games (+14.60 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the Game Total Over in 32 of their last 51 games (+11.10 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1Q Spread in 28 of their last 44 games (+10.18 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 35 of their last 62 games (+7.35 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 17 of their last 50 games (-28.35 Units / -38% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 18 of their last 57 games (-22.56 Units / -36% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 22 of their last 63 games (-19.98 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 4Q Spread in 23 of their last 62 games (-18.75 Units / -28% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the Moneyline in 11 of their last 21 games at home (-17.35 Units / -23% ROI)

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New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Denver Nuggets

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Denver Nuggets: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Nuggets were 7-3 (.700) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .503

The Nuggets are 43-18 (.705) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Nuggets are 34-11 (.756) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .542

The Nuggets are 14-5 (.737) when allowing fewer than 10 fastbreak points this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .570

Injury Report: Nuggets vs. Pelicans - Sunday's Game, Mar. 06

  • Zeke Nnaji (Nuggets): The Nuggets have listed Nnaji as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday's game (Mar. 6) against the Pelicans.
  • Austin Rivers (Nuggets): The Nuggets have listed Rivers as PROBABLE for Sunday's game (Mar. 6) against the Pelicans.
  • Vlatko Cancar (Nuggets): The Nuggets announced that Cancar had surgery on his foot and will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks.
  • Michael Porter Jr. (Nuggets): Porter Jr. has been cleared for on-court contact and is hoping to return sometime in March, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Jamal Murray (Nuggets): Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and no timetable has been announced for his return.
  • Nikola Jokic (Nuggets): The Nuggets have listed Jokic as PROBABLE for Sunday's game (Mar. 6) against the Pelicans.
  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Denver Nuggets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 14.7 assists per game (633 assists/43 games) in the first half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.4

The Nuggets have 18.0 free throw attempts per game this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Nuggets have averaged 8.7 offensive rebounds per game (376 rebounds/43 games) this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Nuggets are shooting 50% (2,609/5,184) in the first half since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 46%

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

Denver Nuggets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 3.8 blocks per game (164 blocks/43 games) this season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (249 blocks/59 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets stole the ball 582 times last season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (487 blocks/115 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9


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