The New Orleans Pelicans will visit the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, March 30, in the fourth and final meeting between the two teams this season. The Nuggets have won two of the previous three meetings.
The 38-38 Pelicans are eighth in the Western Conference. New Orleans is currently ranked 15th in points per game and 21st in offensive rating. They have been elite on the less flashy side of the ball, however, as they rank eighth in opponent points per game and fifth in defensive rating.
The 51-24 Nuggets are leading the Western Conference. Denver has been elite offensively, ranking ninth in points per game and second in offensive rating. They are currently ranked tenth in opponent points per game and 15th in defensive rating.
The Pelicans are 14-25 on the road, while the Nuggets are 32-6 at home.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets Match Details
Fixture: New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets
Date and Time: Thursday, March 30, 2023, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets Injury Report
New Orleans Pelicans superstar power forward Zion Williamson remains out with a right hamstring strain. Guard Jose Alvarado is also out with a stress reaction to his right shinbone.
Denver Nuggets superstar center Nikola Jokic is questionable with right calf tightness. Power forward Vlatko Cancar is questionable with a left ankle sprain.
|Zion Williamson||New Orleans Pelicans||Out||Hamstring|
|Jose Alvarado||New Orleans Pelicans||Out||Shin|
|Nikola Jokic||Denver Nuggets||Questionable||Calf|
|Vlakto Cancar||Denver Nuggets||Questionable||Ankle|
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Odds and Spread
|New Orleans Pelicans||+5.5|
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets Starting 5s
Pelicans – PG CJ McCollum, SG Trey Murphy III, SF Brandon Ingram, PF Herbert Jones, C Jonas Valanciunas
Nuggets – PG Jamal Murray, SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF Michael Porter Jr., PF Aaron Gordon, C Nikola Jokic
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction
The Denver Nuggets have been playing great basketball and have won four games in a row. While the New Orleans Pelicans had been on a five-game win streak, they blew a 20-point lead in their most recent outing. Furthermore, the Nuggets are one of the best home teams in the entire NBA.
Look for Denver to extend their win streak to five as they defeat New Orleans by at least six points.