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Pelicans vs. Nuggets - 3/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Nuggets (25-41) at New Orleans Pelicans (36-29)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday at the Smoothie King Center.

The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 103.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 13.1 points and 2.1 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari is shooting 37.5 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 47.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in seven straight games. The Nuggets are coming off back-to-back win over the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors. Ty Lawson and Darrell Arthur are questionable with injuries.

Pelicans vs. Nuggets - 3/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.5 points and 10.3 rebounds while Eric Gordon is averaging 13.3 points and 3.9 assists. Norris Cole is dishing 3.6 assists and Omer Asik is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are hoping to hold onto the last playoff seed in the West. The Pelicans are getting it done offensively, as they’re shooting 49 percent from the field in their last five games, and they’ve won 11 straight games when topping 100 points. Tyreke Evans is questionable with an ankle injury.

The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pelicans are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and the home team is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings. 

The Pelicans are beasting at the moment and are starting to think they can really make the playoffs. The Nuggets? Not so much. Look for New Orleans to win by double digits. 

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New Orleans Pelicans -6.5

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