Hornets visit Nuggets in NBA clash

New Orleans HornetsDenver Nuggets
Feb 1, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Odds

15-31TEAM RECORD29-18

Pepsi Center will feature Nuggets vs. Hornets action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 15-31 and 26-20 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 29-18 and 27-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 27-20, while the Hornets are 24-22.

View New Orleans vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Nuggets in this one, they were listed earlier as 9-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-95 victory for the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 103.8 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.4 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99.3 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 104-99 loser on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New Orleans suffered a 104-99 loss against Utah on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Greivis Vasquez in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 118-110 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 228 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points for Denver on Wednesday, leading the Nuggets to a 118-110 victory over Houston at Pepsi Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Hornets at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games at home
Denver is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 9 games

Next up:
New Orleans at Minnesota, Saturday, February 2
Denver home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, February 5

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