25* NBA Western Conference TOTAL OF THE YEAR on Hornets/Nuggets OVER 203
New Orleans vs. Denver,
02/01/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 98 - 113
Total: -105/+203½ Over
The books have set the bar too low tonight in this contest between the New Orleans Hornets and Denver Nuggets. I look for a shootout tonight with both teams topping the 100-point mark in this one.
Since the return of leading scorer Eric Gordon, the Hornets have been a much more dynamic offensive team. They have scored 102 or more points in six of their last 11 games overall. Five of their last seven games have seen 203 or more combined points.
Denver is one of the highest-scoring teams year in and year out under George Karl. It is putting up 103.8 points/game overall, including a whopping 208.0 points/game at home this year. It is combining with its opponents to average 207.2 points/game in home games.
The OVER is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 vs. NBA Northwest opponents. The OVER is 7-0 in Nuggets last 7 home games. The OVER is 6-0 in Nuggets last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The OVER is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The OVER is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. These five trends combine for a perfect 27-0 system backing the OVER. Bet the OVER in this game Friday.