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Hornets vs Nuggets Betting Matchup Report

Denver NuggetsNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 6, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds


Denver travels to New Orleans on Friday, hoping to boost its 5-2 mark with a victory over the Hornets.

This season the Hornets are 2-4 overall and 3-3 ATS against the number, while the Nuggets are 5-2 and 6-1 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 3-3 on the OU, and Denver is 3-4.

View Denver vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Hornets as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 190.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hornets rated this week at No. 20 and the Nuggets sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 103-90 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 87.2 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 12 at 93.6 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.7 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Denver won its last outing, a 110-83 result against the Kings on January 4. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Sacramento was run off the court by the Nuggets on Wednesday as Denver blasted the Kings 110-83 at Pepsi Center.

The Hornets were a 101-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of OVER bettors. New Orleans got 22 points from Eric Gordon but lost anyway 101-93 against the 76ers on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 9-1
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nuggets at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Denver
New Orleans is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Denver
New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Denver at San Antonio, Saturday, January 7
New Orleans at Dallas, Saturday, January 7