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Hornets open as NBA underdog vs Nuggets

New Orleans HornetsDenver Nuggets
Nov 25, 8:00 PM | Pepsi Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Odds

3-8TEAM RECORD7-6

The Nuggets will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Hornets at Pepsi Center in NBA wagering action.

This season the Nuggets are 7-6 overall and 8-5 ATS against the number, while the Hornets are 3-8 and 7-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Denver is 6-7 on the OU, and New Orleans is 7-4.

View New Orleans vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Nuggets sat as 10.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 197.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Hornets taking on the No. 12-rated Nuggets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-93 win for the Nuggets on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 1-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 21 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 7.1 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 105 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.

The Hornets were a 111-108 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Ryan Anderson was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 11 rebounds but Phoenix still won, 111-108, over New Orleans on Friday at US Airways Center.

The Nuggets were a 102-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets got a 29-point performance from Andre Iguodala as Denver ran past Golden State 102-91 on Friday at Pepsi Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Hornets at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 14 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Denver's last 14 games when playing New Orleans
Denver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at LA Clippers, Monday, November 26
Denver at Utah, Monday, November 26