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2021 NBA Handicapping
(17-20) Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets (22-16)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: +220 | Nuggets -251
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 231
Wednesday, March 17th, the Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets play for the first time this season. Denver has a three-game win streak against the Hornets.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Nuggets winning both contests. The Nuggets hold the all-time record having won 31 matches of the 60 played.
The must-watch, team of the year on NBA League Pass is the Charlotte Hornets. Over the past several seasons the Hornets have seemingly taken one step forward and two steps back.
It took Mitch Kupchak a few seasons to get out from under bloated contracts that overpaid many of their core unit top-level salaries who weren’t delivering the equivalent production.
Worse, it was impossible to put your finger on what the identity of the team was.
Fast forward to the 2020-21 and there is finally a cohesive unit featuring young rising starts, a solid veteran leader in Gordon Hayward, and a rookie who is quickly becoming the face of the franchise and is the catalyst for the heavy ball movement up-tempo offense.
LiMelo Ball plays with a joy that is palpable and his passing prowess has added a certain swagger to the team who ranks second (27.2) in assists per game and third in assist percentage (66.2 percent.
Head coach, James Borrego’s strategy was to ease Ball into the program as a reserve contributor. However, fate intervened as Terry Rozier and Devonte Graham each missed games creating the need for Ball to start.
As for Game 21 Ball began starting and performed sot well he’s remained in the lineup even after Graham returned from injury. The resulting effect is the team who were 9-11 with Ball coming off the bench arenow 11-7
The Hornets are fully healthy with no players out due to injury or resting for load management.
Following a bad loss to the Mavericks, it was clear the Nuggets would come out with more energy and aggression on Monday.
Although the Nuggets built a halftime lead they coughed it up in the third quarter but roared back in the fourth quarter.
Denver scored 34 points in the frame while limiting the Pacers to 15 points. Nicola Jokic led the way with a double-double of 32 points and 14 rebounds.
Will Barton and Michael Porter Jr. each scored 20 points while Jamal Murray and JaMychal Green each scored 16 points.
Although the loss to the Mavericks was unsavory the Nuggets have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA winning six of their last seven games.
Gary Harris (left adductor strain) missed 18 of the last 19 matches, including 11 games in a row. Monte Morris was out of the lineup the last two games with a quad injury
RJ Hampton missed six games in a row and eight of the last nine for health and safety protocols. . All three are considered day-to-day.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
In early January the Hornets won four-games in a row a mark they are looking to surpass with a win in Denver. While the Hornets are on a terror finding someone who can handle Nikola Jokic defensively will be a challenge.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
The Hornets win streak ends in Denver.
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