Charlotte Hornets at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 22-29. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 28-25. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-25-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-26-1 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 24-26-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 22-31-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/03/18 PF Marvin Williams Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Phoenix
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Jamal Murray Thigh injured last game, is "?" Monday vs Charlotte
01/31/18 C Mason Plumlee Calf is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.9 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Gary Harris averages 17.4 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Will Barton averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 106.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.25 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 11th in the league with 106.7 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.75. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 24. The Nuggets are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Nuggets surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Charlotte is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Denver is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Nuggets are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 8th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -4
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