Denver Nuggets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 1-2. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 98.7 points per contest while giving up 98.0 per game. The Hornets have an overall record of 1-2. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 0-3-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 0-3-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/24/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs. Denver
10/24/17 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Personal is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Denver
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 50%. Nikola Jokic averages 12 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Dwight Howard averages 12.7 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 17.3 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 21%. Kemba Walker averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 98.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.67 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 20.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 27th in the league with 97.7 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 50.7 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Hornets are 10th in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Hornets surrender 98.7 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season.
The Nuggets are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 21st. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Denver is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 25th in the league. The Hornets are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 97.1, and their defensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +1.5
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