Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Charlotte Hornets (38-36) will take on the Denver Nuggets (44-31) at Spectrum Center on Monday.
The Nuggets faced off with the Thunder and walked away with a win by a score of 113-107 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Nuggets finished with 19 while the Thunder accounted for 16 fouls. They also buried 14 of their 36 attempts from three-point range. Oklahoma City finished the game at 93.8% from the free throw line by making 15 of 16 tries. Moreover, Oklahoma City pulled down 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Oklahoma City recorded 36 assists and had 29 steals for the game. With regard to defending, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 46.4% from the floor on 39 out of 84 shooting. They also doled out 33 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 47 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Nuggets buried 23 of 24 shots for a rate of 95.8%. Denver ended with a 48.2% field goal percentage (41 out of 85) and converted 8 out of their 31 3-point shots.
Nikola Jokic is a player who played a role for the contest. He accounted for 35 points on 13 of 15 shooting. He played 35 mins and pulled down 12 rebounds. Jokic ended up shooting 86.7% from the floor and earned 8 assists.
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Denver heads into this one with a mark of 44-31 this year. They currently have an average of 111.8 points per game (10th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.9% from the field. The Nuggets are connecting on 35.4% on 3-pointers (957 of 2,707) and 79.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Denver is snagging 44.0 boards per game and has accumulated 2,066 dimes for the season, which is 2nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.4 times per game and as a group they commit 19.8 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Nuggets are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,876 relinquished on the campaign. The Nuggets defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.8% (3,057 of 6,528) and they relinquish 42.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 34.4% on 3-pointers and they rank 13th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.4).
In their last game, the Hornets took home the win by a final score of 107-101 when they played the Jazz. In the matter of rebounding, Charlotte permitted Utah to get 29 overall (9 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 36.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 17 of 47 and ended up going 8 out of 11 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Hornets allowed the Jazz to make 38 of 84 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.2% for the matchup. Overall, the Hornets ended up shooting 41 out of 88 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.6%. With regard to 3-point shots, Charlotte converted 13 of 34 attempts (38.2%). They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a clip of 70.6%. The Jazz committed 11 fouls in this game which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Hornets collected 29 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in the matchup.
Miles Bridges ended up being a factor for the Hornets for this contest. Bridges accumulated 26 points in his 36 minutes on the court and totaled 4 assists in this matchup. He made 9 of 15 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 11 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 38-36 this season. The Hornets commit 19.9 fouls every game and they connect on 73.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 27.6 times per game (2nd in the league) and they turn it over 13.1 times per contest. Charlotte has earned 8,490 points on the season (114.7 per game) and they collect 44.8 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 13th in basketball.
The Charlotte defense concedes 35.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (1,033 of 2,879) and opponents are making 76.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 26.3 dimes and 47.3 boards every game, which is 29th and 29th in the league. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 114.5. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the field (19th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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