Hornets home to Nuggets in NBA betting action
Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
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).
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.
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
Denver at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 27
New Orleans home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, March 27