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NBA odds preview - Nuggets vs. Hornets

Denver NuggetsNew Orleans Hornets
March 14, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

39-27TEAM RECORD39-29

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Hornets try to run the Nuggets off the court at New Orleans Arena in pro hoops action.

New Orleans will face the 39-27 Nuggets, who own a 32-31-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hornets are 23-44-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nuggets are 33-32-1 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hornets in this one will find them as 2.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hornets rated this week at No. 13 and the Nuggets sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 104-102 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 20-rated squad against Denver's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 24 in the league with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 106.4 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 131-101 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 232 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The battle between the Nuggets and Pistons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Detroit was handed a 131-101 defeat on Saturday at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 115-103 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hornets got a 33-point performance from Chris Paul as New Orleans handed Sacramento a 115-103 defeat on Saturday at New Orleans Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Denver at Atlanta, Wednesday, March 16
New Orleans home to Phoenix, Wednesday, March 16

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