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2009 NBA Playoff Betting: Hornets vs. Nuggets Predictions

New Orleans Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Odds + Playoff Schedule

Denver (2) vs. New Orleans (7)

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Key to series: Does Billups have much gas left in the tank?

Denver: 54-28
New Orleans : 49-33

Season series: Tied 2-2

Head-to-head:Sports Betting at the Sportsbook

Denver 101, (at) New Orleans 88
(at) New Orleans 94, Denver 81
(at) Denver 105, New Orleans 100
New Orleans 105, Denver 101

Playoff schedule:

Game 1 – Sun April 19 New Orleans at Denver 10:30PM TNT
Game 2 – Wed April 22 New Orleans at Denver 10:30PM TNT
Game 3 – Sat April 25 Denver at New Orleans 1:00PM ESPN
Game 4 – Mon April 27 Denver at New Orleans TBD
Game 5 * Wed April 29 New Orleans at Denver TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 1 Denver at New Orleans TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 3 New Orleans at Denver TBD 

Playoff Gambling Trends: Denver closed the season on a 14-3 run, which started with a win in New Orleans. The Hornets limp in, knowing that just a few more victories would have bumped them up 3 or 4 notches and given them home-court edge in at least one series. The Hornets are still smarting over the 7-game loss to San Antonio last season.

How Denver wins: Chauncey Billups will be outplayed by Chris Paul, but if Billups can moderate the damage, the Nuggets should be OK. George Karl figures out a way to keep Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith focused for 10 days. The Nuggets can play decent defense for a series, but it’s hard to see them dig in for a couple of months.

How New Orleans wins: NO takes full advantage of their edge at the point and Paul turns in big numbers against a weary Billups. James Posey comes of the bench and makes Anthony work for every shot. 

Prediction: New Orleans in 7

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