Hornets vs Nuggets 1/15/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -12.5
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (27-12, 1st in the Northwest Division) play the Charlotte Hornets (15-28, 3rd in the Southeast Division) at Pepsi Center on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The line on this game has Denver as 12.5 point favorites. The total opens at 213.
The Hornets are covering the spread 51.2% of the time, having gone 22-21-0 ATS. Denver is covering 45.7% of the time, going 16-19-4 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/13/20 PF Paul Millsap Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
Terry Rozier averages 18.2 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. PJ Washington comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Jamal Murray averages 17.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Nikola Jokic averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 27.0 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Charlotte averages 104.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 105.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Denver is 20th in the league with 109.1 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 27th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Charlotte is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Denver is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 12th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +12.5
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