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Pelicans at Nuggets - 12/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (7-19) at Denver Nuggets (11-15)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets -1 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, ALT

The New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday night at the Pepsi Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans need a big victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23 points and 10.9 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Eric Gordon is dishing 2.6 assists and Tyreke Evans is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13 turnovers per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last eight road games. Alexis Ajinca is questionable with a calf injury.

Pelicans at Nuggets - 12/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Denver Nuggets look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 97.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.3 points and 6.1 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 14.7 points and 2.1 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing nine rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last seven home games. Emmanuel Mudiay is doubtful with an ankle injury.

The Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall. 

The Pelicans are as healthy as they've been all season and are starting to play better despite still finding ways to lose. The Nuggets aren't that great of a team and are still dealing with an injury to their starting point guard. I like the road team here. 

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New Orleans Pelicans +1

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