Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 5/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
The Denver Nuggets (44-24) head to Spectrum Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (33-35).
The Denver Nuggets faced off with the Brooklyn Nets and took a loss by a score of 125-119 in their last game. Denver walked away from the contest having earned a 45.7% field goal percentage (42 out of 92) and buried 14 of 41 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 21 of their 23 tries for a rate of 91.3%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 33 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 21 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and having 8 steals. In regard to defending, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 62.1% from the floor on 41 out of 66 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 27 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. On top of that, Brooklyn had 35 rebounds (2 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 1 block. Brooklyn finished shooting 81.8% from the charity stripe by converting 27 of their 33 tries. They buried 16 of their 31 attempts from 3-point range.
Nikola Jokic is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He notched 29 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He played 36:56 minutes and also snagged 7 rebounds. Jokic ended up shooting 47.6% from the floor and distributed 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Nuggets was Michael Porter Jr.. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 33:42 min on the court. He ended up going 64.7% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 11-of-17 (28 points). When this game wrapped up, Porter had 2 assists.
Denver will enter this contest with a mark of 44-24 on the campaign. The Nuggets are shooting 37.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (879 of 2,324) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. They average 115.2 pts per game (6th in the league) while hitting 48.5% from the field. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Denver is pulling down 44.5 boards per contest and has totaled 1,828 dimes this season, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.4 fouls. They are giving up 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 9th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.2). The Nuggets are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.0% (958 of 1,316) and they relinquish 40.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 26th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,769 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Charlotte Hornets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 112-110 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Hornets earned 35 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 46 for the contest. They turned it over 17 times, while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Pelicans committed 20 personal fouls in this contest which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of them for a clip of 72.2%. In terms of shooting from distance, Charlotte converted 13 of their 37 tries (35.1%). In all, the Hornets ended up going 42 out of 95 from the field which had them sitting at 44.2%. The Hornets permitted the Pelicans to make 45 of 96 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.9% in this matchup. They shot 32.4% from three-point range by shooting 12 of 37 and finished the game at 10 out of 22 at the free throw line (45.5%). In regard to how they rebounded, Charlotte allowed New Orleans to snag 51 in total (16 on the offensive side).
Terry Rozier ended up being a factor for the Hornets for the contest. He buried 16 of 26 for the game for a rate of 61.5%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Rozier tallied 43 points in his 41:33 minutes of playing time and had 4 dimes in this game. Another guy that was important for Charlotte was LaMelo Ball. He ended up finishing with 5 dimes in his 31:24 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 10 out of 19 from the floor. Ball wrapped this one up going 52.6% from the floor in addition to earning 22 points and 4 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 33-35 for the year. Charlotte has 7,460 points so far this year (109.7 per game) and they grab 43.7 rebounds per game. The Hornets are responsible for committing 18.1 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 75.7% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Hornets are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which ranks them 21st in basketball. They are assisting teammates 26.9 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.0 times per game. The Hornets on defense are ranked 11th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.1. The Charlotte defense concedes 36.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (982 of 2,701) and their opponents are making 74.2% of their foul shots. They have allowed 27.1 dimes and 45.1 boards per contest, which has them ranked 30th and 20th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (16th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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