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(26-35) Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets (28-33)
Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center – Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Denver -5
NBA Betting Total: 221
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The Denver Nuggets are set to host the Charlotte Hornets in an inter-conference battle between two teams each vying for the final playoff seed in their respective conferences.
Charlotte enters this contest as the 11th seed out East, but they’re just three games behind the No. 8 Detroit Pistons.
Denver, on the other hand, owns the West’s eighth seed; however, every game is of the utmost importance with the Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks all chasing them down.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 3.
The Charlotte Hornets jumped out of the gate this season and not only looked like a playoff squad, but one that might legitimately challenge for title of “best challenger” to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
That subjective title is long gone, and while hopes of the playoffs are not, it’ll take a strong home-stretch run to re-join the postseason picture.
Against the Nuggets, Charlotte’s big need to be ready. Denver’s Nikola Jokic has become not just one of the most dominant centers in the league in terms of stat-sheet stuffing, but one of the most unique.
He’s an excellent playmaker who legitimately makes the pieces around him better.
Simply making him uncomfortable will do a world of wonder when it comes to slowing down the rest of the roster.
If Charlotte can manage to pull that off.
The Denver Nuggets enter this game having won three of their last four contests, including two in a row.
Their most recent showing was a 110-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on the road.
On the year, Denver is averaging 110.8 points per night. That number is good enough for fourth in the NBA.
The problem is the other end of the floor. Defensively, this group is allowing teams to score 111.4 points per game.
That number is bad enough to put them in 28th out of 30 teams in the Association.
The key to beating Charlotte will be controlling the pace.
The Nuggets love to get out and run, so using that to their advantage (not to mention in the Mile High altitude) will be important Saturday night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
- Hornets are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Hornets are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Nuggets are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
Both of these teams have something to fight for with the regular season winding down. But it’s the Nuggets who are already ahead of their respective pack, which means they have the confidence they need to continue rolling.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Denver -5
Give this one to the rich and creamy Nuggets, and don’t be shocked if it’s in convincing fashion.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Denver Nuggets 119 – Charlotte Hornets 103
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