Nuggets vs Pelicans: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 21, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (25-16) host the New Orleans Pelicans (17-24) after winning three straight home games. The Nuggets are favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 234.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 21, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of March 21

Nuggets:
Gary Harris: Out (Adductor),
Monte Morris: Out (Quad)

Pelicans:
Lonzo Ball: Day To Day (Hip),
JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

Nuggets and Pelicans Records ATS

  • Denver has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, putting together a record of 19-22 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Nuggets are 9-7 against the spread this season.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 25 of 41 games this season (61%).
  • New Orleans has a 19-22 record against the spread this season.
  • The Pelicans only hold a 4-7 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 5.5-point underdog.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have typically hit the over this season, doing so in 65.9% (27) of its 41 games played.

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Scoring Trends

  • Denver’s games this season have gone over the point total for Sunday’s matchup point total (234.5 points) in 29.3% of opportunities (12 out of 41 matchups).
  • In 19 out of New Orleans’ 42 games this year (45.2%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the total in Sunday’s matchup.
  • This season the average total for Nuggets games is 226.7 points, 7.8 fewer than the over/under of 234.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 4.3 points separates this contest’s over/under (234.5 points) and the average total points bet in Pelicans’ games (230.2 points) this season.
  • The Nuggets’ average implied point total this season is 5.1 fewer points than their implied total in Sunday’s game (114.9 implied points on average compared to 120 implied points in this game).
  • Denver has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (120) 16 times this season.
  • The 115.7-point average implied total on the season for the Pelicans is 0.7 more points than the team’s 115-point implied total in this matchup.
  • New Orleans has scored more than this game’s implied total of 115 points 21 times this season.
  • The Nuggets are the NBA’s fourth-highest scoring team (116 PPG), while the Pelicans allow their opponents the 26th-fewest points per game (115.3) in the league.
  • The Nuggets have put up a total of 223 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.4 per game), while the Pelicans have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 111 total points, -2.7 per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (27.0 points per game), rebounding (11.2 per game) and assisting (8.6 per game).
  • Jamal Murray is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, hitting 2.7 per game.
  • Denver’s blocks leader is Michael Porter Jr., who collects 1.0 per game. Jokic leads the team averaging 1.6 steals a contest.

Pelicans Leaders

  • Zion Williamson owns the Pelicans top spot in scoring with 25.6 points per game and also tacks on 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest.
  • Steven Adams (9.1 rebounds per game) and Lonzo Ball (5.6 assists per game) are the New Orleans leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Ball leads the Pelicans in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
  • New Orleans’ Ball has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Brandon Ingram is first in blocks with 0.7 per game.

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