Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 3/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+6.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (20-18) are headed to Ball Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Denver Nuggets (23-16). The line on this game has Denver as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 230.5.
The Charlotte Hornets played the Sacramento Kings and walked away with a win by a score of 122-116 in their last contest. Charlotte wrapped up the game with a 47.9% FG percentage (45 out of 94) and made 12 of their 30 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Hornets converted 20 of 25 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 46 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 30 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 55.8% from the field on 48 of 86 shooting. Sacramento earned 28 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. In addition, Sacramento snagged 44 rebounds (4 offensive, 40 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Sacramento finished the game shooting 64.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 17 attempts. They also converted 9 out of their 31 attempts from distance.
Terry Rozier is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 7 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 33:43 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. Rozier ended up shooting 38.9% from the field and dished out 3 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Hornets was Gordon Hayward. He collected 8 rebounds in his 36:19 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 56.3% from the floor in this game by connecting on 9-of-16 (25 points). When the final whistle blew, Hayward accounted for 4 assists.
Charlotte steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 20-18 on the season. They average 112.8 points per contest (14th in basketball) while shooting 46.4% from the floor. The Hornets are shooting 38.6% on 3-pointers (532 of 1,380) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Charlotte is collecting 44.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,035 assists for the year, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.5 fouls per contest. On defense, the Hornets are able to force 15.7 turnovers every game while drawing 18.8 fouls. The Hornets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.1% (597 of 715) and they relinquish 44.7 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 30th in the league in allowing assists with 1,070 relinquished on the season. They give up 37.2% on shots from distance while they are 21st in the league in opponents PPG (112.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Denver Nuggets got the victory with a final of 121-106 when they faced the Indiana Pacers. The Nuggets were able to snag 37 defensive boards and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 54 in the game. They also turned it over 10 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Pacers committed 13 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.2%. When talking about 3-point shots, Denver made 15 of 28 attempts (53.6%). Overall, the Nuggets shot 45 out of 97 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.4%. The Nuggets allowed the Pacers to make 39 of their 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.3% for this game. They finished 40.5% from three-point range by going 17 out of 42 and ended up shooting 11 of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). Concerning how they rebounded, Denver allowed Indiana to collect 39 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Jokic ended up being a factor for the Nuggets in this game. He made 11 out of 25 in this contest for a field goal rate of 44.0%, and totaled 14 rebounds. Jokic accumulated 32 points in his 34:14 mins of playing time and accounted for 5 assists for this contest. One more player who came through for Denver was Will Barton. He ended up finishing with 5 dimes in his 38:52 mins on the court, and he put in 6 of 16 from the floor. Barton walked away from this one going 37.5% from the field as well as earning 20 points and 6 boards.
Denver has a win-loss record of 23-16 on the year. Denver has totaled 4,498 pts this year (115.3 per contest) and they snag 44.0 boards per game. The Nuggets commit 19.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.5% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Nuggets are shooting 48.4% from the field, which ranks 5th in the league. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.5 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.4 times per contest. The Nuggets are ranked 7th in the league in points allowed per contest with 110.4. They have surrendered 26.5 dimes and 42.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 27th and 6th in the league. The Denver defense gives up 36.0% on 3-point attempts (506 of 1,405) and opponents are knocking down 76.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (16th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+6.5)
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