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Charlotte Hornets Betting Favorite by -8.5 Against Denver Nuggets on Saturday

The Charlotte Hornets will try to cover the point spread at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Denver Nuggets in NBA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Charlotte Hornets opened as -8.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 216 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 111-107 win for the Hornets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Charlotte Hornets sit at 39-29 (36-31-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Denver Nuggets are currently 28-41 (37-28-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Charlotte is 32-35-1 OU and Denver is 41-26-2 OU. This season the Charlotte Hornets are 39-29 overall and 36-31-1 ATS against the number, while the Denver Nuggets are 28-41 and 37-28-4 ATS. As for the totals, Charlotte is 32-35-1 on the OU, and Denver is 41-26-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Charlotte vs Denver injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Charlotte Hornets rated this week at No. 5 and the Denver Nuggets sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Charlotte's No. 10-ranked offense averaging 103.29 PPG, against a Denver Nuggets defense that ranks No. 23 at 104.81 PPG. The Charlotte Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.67% so far, less than the Denver Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.31% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Denver suffered a 116-98 loss against Atlanta on Thursday, getting 17 points from D.J. Augustin in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Al Jefferson scored 21 points and added 21 rebounds for a double-double, leading Charlotte over Miami, 109-106, on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
  • Denver is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Denver is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Charlotte is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games
  • Charlotte is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at Cleveland, Monday, March 21st
Charlotte home to San Antonio, Monday, March 21st