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Pointspread favors Nuggets in battle with Hornets

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

New Orleans Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Odds

9-30TEAM RECORD22-18

The Nuggets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hornets tip off at Pepsi Center on Friday in NBA play.

Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 9-30 and 19-20 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 22-18 and 23-17 ATS. In totals betting, the Nuggets are 20-20, while the Hornets are 18-20-1.

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Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 193.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 15 and the Hornets at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-91 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 15 in the league with 42.2 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 28 with 3.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.8 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 99-98 loser on the road against the Kings. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jarrett Jack went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Sacramento defeated New Orleans, 99-98 at Power Balance Pavilion.

The Nuggets were a 100-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets endured a 100-99 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Al Harrington at Pepsi Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
New Orleans at Minnesota, Saturday, March 10
Denver home to Memphis, Sunday, March 11

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