Betting on today’s Nuggets and Hornets game? Catch the action at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC, as the Hornets hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on BSSE. The Nuggets are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 226 points.
DENVER NUGGETS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +8.5
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-105 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 11 threes.
Will Denver Make it Happen on the Road?
As we head into today’s game, the Nuggets have a 20-10 overall record and have won three straight games. In their 30 games, the Nuggets have gone 13-8 against Western Conference teams and are 7-2 in non-conference play.
Denver comes in with an overall ATS record of 14-15 so far this season. This season, Denver has a 13-13 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 1-2 as underdogs.
The Nuggets offense is coming off a game in which they scored 122 points vs. the Nets. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.7% while connecting on 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 26.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Michael Porter Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 16.3 heading into game.
This season, the Nuggets defense has been impressive, holding the 5 position in the league while permitting an average of 110.5 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nuggets are forcing 11.2 per game, which is 1st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 16th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.
Can the Hornets Secure a Win at Home?
Coming into today’s game vs. the Nuggets, the Hornets have a 7-19 record and are hoping to get back to .500. Currently, they are ranked 13th in the Eastern Conference and are 4th in the Southeast division.
This season, Charlotte holds an ATS record of 9-16, which also includes their three game losing streak against the spread. The Hornets have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 9-13 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
The Hornets offense is coming off a game where they scored 113 points against the Pacers. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.4% and connected on 8 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Terry Rozier, who holds an average of 23.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.7 points per game this season.
Looking at the Hornets defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.6 points per game (26).
For the season, Charlotte is ranked 12th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 24.8 free-throws per game vs. the Hornets and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.8%.