Hornets home to Nuggets in NBA betting action

Denver NuggetsNew Orleans Hornets
March 25, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

49-22TEAM RECORD24-46

New Orleans Arena features an NBA battle between the host New Orleans Hornets and the visiting Denver Nuggets in betting action on Monday.

The Hornets sport records of 24-46 and 35-35 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nuggets sit at 49-22 and 43-28 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 37-33 for the Hornets and 40-31 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nuggets are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 104-96.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 25-ranked offense (93.9 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 24 at 101 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 45% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.3 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nuggets were a 101-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Denver got 19 points from Danilo Gallinari en route to a 101-95 victory over Sacramento on Saturday at Pepsi Center.

The Hornets were a 90-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. Robin Lopez scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading New Orleans over Memphis, 90-83, on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Nuggets at Hornets trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Denver's last 10 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Orleans's last 16 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 27
New Orleans home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, March 27