Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 8

By Lester Mackay | December 7, 2021, 3:38 pm

In a matchup featuring one of the colder squads in the NBA, the Denver Nuggets (11-12, 2-8 in their last 10) face the New Orleans Pelicans (7-19) at Smoothie King Center on December 8, 2021. Despite their struggles, the Nuggets are favorites by four points. The matchup’s point total is set at 216.5.

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Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans.

Nuggets stats and betting info

Betting trends for Denver

  • Denver’s ATS record is 9-14-0 this season.
  • In games they have played as at least 4-point favorites this season, the Nuggets are 2-5 against the spread.
  • The teams have hit the over in 11 of Denver’s 23 games with a set total.
  • Seven Denver games this season have gone over Wednesday’s over/under of 216.5 points.
  • The Nuggets have seen a 212.8 average over/under in their games this season, 3.7 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.

Key players for Denver

  • Nikola Jokic: 25.6 PTS, 13.5 REB, 6.8 AST, 1.2 STL, 57.7 FG%, 37.5 3PT% (30-for-80)
  • Will Barton: 16.0 PTS, 44.6 FG%, 38.1 3PT% (53-for-139)
  • Aaron Gordon: 13.8 PTS, 51.5 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (24-for-68)
  • Monte Morris: 12.1 PTS, 48.2 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (30-for-89)
  • Jeff Green: 9.8 PTS, 47.3 FG%, 32.8 3PT% (19-for-58)

Nuggets Injuries: PJ Dozier: Out (ACL), Bones Hyland: Out (Health and safety protocols), Michael Porter Jr.: Out For Season (Back), Bol Bol: Out (Health and safety protocols), Austin Rivers: Out (Health and safety protocols), Jamal Murray: Out (Knee)

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Pelicans stats and betting info

Betting trends for New Orleans

  • Denver’s ATS record is 9-14-0 this season.
  • The Nuggets have a 2-5 record against the spread in games they were favored by 4 points or more this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in 11 of Denver’s 23 games with a set total.
  • This season, nine of New Orleans’ games have finished with a combined score higher than 216.5 points.
  • A difference of 0.4 points separates this game’s over/under (216.5 points) and the average total points bet in Pelicans’ games (216.1 points) this season.

Key players for New Orleans

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 18.5 PTS, 12.0 REB, 51.1 FG%, 46.2 3PT% (30-for-65)
  • Brandon Ingram: 22.9 PTS, 44.4 FG%, 36.6 3PT% (34-for-93)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13.5 PTS, 36.2 FG%, 30.1 3PT% (53-for-176)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 13.7 PTS, 1.2 STL, 37.5 FG%, 34.6 3PT% (63-for-182)
  • Josh Hart: 11.1 PTS, 48.8 FG%, 32.6 3PT% (15-for-46)

Pelicans Injuries: Daulton Hommes: Out (Fibula), Zion Williamson: Out (Foot), Josh Hart: Day To Day (Knee)

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