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(23-29) Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets (28-25)
Date: Monday February 5
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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On Monday February 5, the Charlotte Hornets arrive at the Pepsi Center to face the host Denver Nuggets. Entering the game the Hornets are on a three game win streak having bested the Hawks, Pacers and Suns. Likewise the Nuggets are on a mini two game win streak with the most recent being an upset victory over the Warriors.
Last season, the Hornets swept the Nuggets and took the initial game this season. Going back four seasons the Hornets have owned Denver posting a 7-2 record in that period. The Hornets hold the all-time record having bested the Nuggets in 28 of their 55 matches.
Suddenly the Hornets offense is reinvigorated. To wit, during their three game win streak the club is averaging 123.7 points. Comparatively, on the season the Hornets rank 15th (105.2).
Pinpointing the sudden shift is difficult since this scribe expected this from the team in preseason. Still, this sudden outburst could be stemming from several different factors.
Rumors of Kemba Walker being shopped could have woken up the team. Or an easier strength of schedule could be partly to credit. And, Nicolas Batum is finally looking like the player the Hornets signed three seasons ago.
In his first two seasons with Charlotte Batum averaged close to 15 points, six assists and just over six rebounds.
Now that the Hornets have fixed the offense, it’s time they rediscover their ability on the defensive side of the court. It could mean the difference in making a late charge for a playoff seed which they are currently three games back of accomplishing.
Although the Nuggets record is 5-2 in their last seven games it could easily be 7-0. The two losses were against the Celtics (110-111) and Spurs (104-106).
Moreover, a scan of the five wins showcases elite competition with wins over the Blazers, Thunder and Warriors. Most significant is the Nuggets are accomplishing this without their best defender Paul Millsap who remains out recovering from surgery to fix torn ligaments in his wrist.
With the Clippers in rebuild mode and the Pelicans scrambling to add roster depth following the loss of DeMarcus Cousins the Nuggets are the team looking to capitalize and move up the ladder.
Arguably the Nuggets have the greatest depth of the up and coming lower tier playoff squads and could make moves at the trade deadline to bolster their squad or fix specific problem areas (defense).
Nikola Jokic continues to impress, but Jamal Murray, Gary Neal and Will Barton have all been producing during this impressive run. Moving forward the Nuggets need to address their road issues (7-18) if they want to be a serious threat.
Joining Millsap on the injured list is Mason Plumlee (calf) who could miss up to month.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-3 in Hornets last 11 overall.
- Under is 8-3 in Nuggets last 11 home games.
- Under is 12-2 in the last 14 head to head meetings.
- Hornets are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 head to head meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction: Nuggets -5.5
Despite the Hornets recent dominance over the Nuggets and improved offensive output, their woeful 8-15 record can’t compensate enough to garner picking them to beat the red hot Nuggets.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets continue to roll in Denver
After tonight Denver play just once at home in their next four leading to the break. Therefore, the Nuggets will be especially focused to ride the wave of momentum.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nuggets 115 – Hornets 107
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