Pevicans vs Nuggets: prediction for the duel between Denver and New Orleans, which will be held on December 26 at the Pepsi Center arena. Will the “pelicans” be able to challenge one of the leaders of the West? The Nuggets once again earned respect by kneading the arrogant Lakers on their own floor. Time to get home and make a Christmas present.
Pelicans 8-23 (12-19 ATS)
“Pelicans” are very difficult to win, so it’s too early to talk about a place in the middle of the tournament table. The team of Alvin Gentry performs better than the Golden State, but this season is far from an indicator.
“New Orleans” sensationally defeated “Portland” in a previous meeting, while doing so in the Fashion Center arena (102-94). As part of the Pelicans, Jru Holiday shone, who was more active in the background of his teammates. Of course, a victory can help players turn in themselves, but do not forget that there is an away match ahead of one of the leaders of the West.
Nuggets 21-8 (13-14-2 ATS)
“Nuggets” do not stop there and do everything possible so that the struggle for the first line of the West escalates, and does not depend on the result of one team. Michael Malone’s wards are on the rise and enjoy it.
“Denver” recently issued the seventh victory in a row when he figured out the “Phoenix” (113-111), and before that there was a spectacular Victoria over the “Lakers” (128-104). Of course, to some extent the Nuggets were lucky, because it was this match that LeBron James missed. The team continues to reduce the gap to the first line, which can not but rejoice the fans.
- In the last five personal games, “New Orleans” gained three victories.
- This season, “Denver” only lost three times in the home arena.
- On account of the “Pelican” four away Victoria.
New Orleans vs Denver Prediction
In our opinion, “New Orleans” has few chances in a duel against the “nuggets”, especially on the road. Still, the difference in class will be noticeable from the first minute of the game, plus the Denver players had time to relax after hard fights, so we offer a bet on the hosts victory, taking into account the handicap.
NO Pelicans +9.5 Point Spread -110
Under 218.5 Game Totals -110