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Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks – Denver To Retain 100% NBA Tournament Record

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17 Nov 2023
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Leigh Copson 17 Nov 2023
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  • Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans picks for Friday, November 17
  • Matchup gets underway at 20:00 ET at Smoothie King Center
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    Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks
  • Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Denver Nuggets Form
  • New Orleans Pelicans Form

Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks

Denver are tipped to cover as they stay perfect in the In-Season Tournament.

The defending champion Nuggets have picked up from where they left off last season, while New Orleans have struggled recently.

  • Denver Nuggets have a 9-2 record this season
  • New Orleans Pelicans are 1-5 in their last 6 games
  • Denver beat New Orleans by 18 points when they met last week
  • The Under has cashed in 10 of the last 14 meetings

Head To Head

  • Denver Nuggets lead the all-time series 46-32
  • Denver Nuggets won 134-116 when the two teams last met on November 6

Denver Nuggets Form

Denver go into this matchup have won both of their tournament games while improving to 9-2 on the season.

The Nuggets began their defence of the NBA title with a four-game win streak, and then rebounded from a 110-189 loss to Minnesota with a 125-113 tournament win over Dallas.

That sparked another four-game streak that saw them beat Chicago 123-101, New Orleans 134-116 and Golden State 108-105.

Denver again failed to string together five consecutive wins, losing 107-104 in Houston, but they again they rebounded from a loss quickly.

The Nuggets beat the LA Clippers 111-108 in the In-Season Tournament on Tuesday night to stay unbeaten in the new competition.

New Orleans Pelicans Form

New Orleans come into this matchup looking to build on a win that snapped their five-game losing skid.

The Pelicans made a solid start to the season as they won four of their first five games, but the wheels came off in early November.

They suffered a 123-105 defeat at home to Atlanta, before going out on the road to lose 134-116 in Denver and 122-101 at Minnesota.

New Orleans’ bad run continued as they then lost 104-101 at Houston in the In-Season Tournament, and reached five games with a 136-124 defeat to Dallas.

The Pelicans finally ended their slide on Tuesday though, beating the Mavericks 131-110 to register their first tournament win.

Verdict

Denver have made a strong start to the season and are backed to win and cover against New Orleans for the second time in less than two weeks.

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Best Bet2: Under 225.0 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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