Sunday, January 10, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 17-18 and a road record of 4-11. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 13-24 and a home record of 5-11. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -4.7.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Charlotte averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Denver averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 17th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-17-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 16-19-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 19-17-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/08/16 F Nicolas Batum Toe "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/09/16 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Charlotte
01/09/16 F Kenneth Faried Personal missed last game, probable Sunday vs. Charlotte
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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