New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 10:30 PM (Pepsi Center)
Denver Nuggets -9.5 (-103) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans take on the Denver Nuggets in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center for the final matchup this year on Christmas Day. The Pelicans are coming off of a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Pelicans won off of Jrue Holiday's 21 points and stopping Damian Lillard from making three's as the Trail Blazers' Point Guard miss all ten of his three-point attempts.
The Pelicans have had a terrible year, Despite the recent win, have been terrible lately. The Pelicans have only won two of their last 16 games this season. The Pelicans have pieces like through holiday and Brandon Ingram and need more production out of Lonzo Ball. However, with no Zion at the moment, it looks like the Pelicans are going to be one of the teams that are selling and are hoping to get another lottery pick next year.
The Denver Nuggets are coming into this game riding high, winning seven straight games, defeating the Phoenix Suns last game, and the first-place Los Angeles Lakers in the game prior.
After what was an incredible and surprising finish last year at the end of the season, finishing first in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets are back. The Nuggets started the season a little rocky, and people believe that they weren't as good as they were last year, but they are right back in it, in second place in the Western Conference, and once again going to be a dangerous team in the playoffs this season. As a result of another great season, head coach Mike Malone has been extended through the 2022 - 2023 season.
New Orleans is 11-19 ATS this season
Under is 7-2 in Pelicans' last nine games as an underdog.
Denver is 12-14 ATS this season
Under is 25-11 in Nuggets last 36 games as a home favorite.
It's as simple as the New Orleans Pelicans are one of the worst teams in basketball right now, and the Denver Nuggets are one of the best teams in basketball right now. However, I do think that each team will come out with more passion and energy due to this being a big game that the entire world is going to be watching. However, ultimately the Denver Nuggets are just better, and they were going to win this game comfortably. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win 127 - 100.