Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Preview (March 26, 2021)

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Jan 24, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) scrambles for a loose ball against Denver Nuggets forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) and guard Gary Harris (14) during the first half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Nuggets are closing out a three-game road trip against the surging Pelicans after both teams made significant moves at the trade deadline. Denver added Aaron Gordon while New Orleans traded away J.J. Redick.

Let’s take a deep dive into the different markets out there for Colorado sports bettors in our Nuggets vs. Pelicans betting preview, complete with the best odds, picks, and predictions.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Betting Preview

The Nuggets are going all-in on this roster by acquiring Aaron Gordon. It took a significant rotation piece in Gary Harris to get the deal done, but Denver is better off for a playoff run with Gordon in the fold.

But Gordon likely won’t play on Friday, but that’s OK for Nuggets fans. MVP frontrunner Nikola Jokic is appointment television this year. It seems like everything he touches turns to gold.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans Odds

Game lines courtesy of DraftKings Colorado:

  • Spread: Nuggets -2.5 (-112) // Pelicans +2.5 (-109)
  • Moneyline: Nuggets -136 // Pelicans +114
  • Total: Over 231.5 (-112) // Under 231.5 (-109)

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Bets We Like With A Nuggets Win

Nikola Jokic Over 1.5 Three-Pointers (+105)

Nikola Jokic is topping 40% on his three-point attempts for the first time in his career. He’s at 42.1%, to be exact, and he has hit multiple threes in three of his last four games. Jokic’s a legitimate threat from deep even if that’s not his greatest strength. Still, he should have plenty of opportunities against the Pelicans who rank last in the NBA in threes made by an opponent per game.

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Bets We Like With A Pelicans Win

Zion Williamson Over 6.5 Rebounds (-148)

We can’t imagine passing up on the opportunity to bet on Zion Williamson in this one. Rebounds might not be the sexiest total on the board, but this is a solid play on Zion. He is averaging 7.0 rebounds per game this season and has gone over on this total in two of his last three games. The price is a bit high, but it’s unwise to bet against Williamson’s athleticism and nose for the ball.

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Bets We Like Regardless Of Outcome

Eric Bledsoe Over 9.5 Points (-154)

Again, this is one where the price is a bit high, but the juice is worth the squeeze. Although he managed to survive, Eric Bledsoe was rumored to be on the trade block on Thursday. We’ve seen a number of players come out and make a statement after surviving the trade deadline. Could Bledsoe be next in line?

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Nuggets vs. Pelicans Prediction, Pick

The Pelicans are playing much better after a rocky start to the season, but they won’t have much of an answer for Nikola Jokic. To be fair, no one has had an answer for him this year. The Nuggets need a win to finish this three-game road trip with a winning record. Expect Jokic to deliver.

Pick: Nuggets -2.5

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