Denver Nuggets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 17-7. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 7.4 as they average 110.8 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 11-13 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 114.0 points per game and surrender 111.2, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 15-9-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/05/18 G Gary Harris Hip is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/03/18 F Marvin Williams Shoulder is out indefinitely
Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.5 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.8 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kemba Walker averages 26.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 7th in the league with 114.0 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Hornets surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Nuggets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 4th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Denver is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Hornets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +1
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