New Orleans Pelicans (17-24) at Denver Nuggets (25-16)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.4 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 25.6 points and seven rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27 points and 11.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 21.1 points and 4.7 assists. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Nuggets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 29-7 in Pelicans last 36 overall. The over is 27-12-2 in Nuggets last 41 home games. The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans continue to be one of the more disappointing teams in the league, and they lose on the road by an average of 3.5 points while allowing 48 percent shooting from the field. The Denver Nuggets are playing their best ball of the season and they're winning their last five games by an average of 6.4 points while shooting 48.5 percent from the field. I need a lot of points to even look the Pelicans way these days. Give me the Nuggets and the reasonable chalk.