Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (17-19) at Denver Nuggets (13-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets travel to the Pepsi Center to battle the Denver Nuggets tonight.
The Hornets will be eager to avoid a seventh straight loss tonight but they'll have to play better than they did in last night's 97-83 loss to the Clippers. Jeremy Lin had a great game of 26 points on nine of 16 shooting while Jeremy Lamb chipped in with 18 points and 13 rebounds, but the rest of the Hornets were really disappointing, especially Kemba Walker who had just 11 points on four of 16 shooting. Nicolas Batum missed his fourth straight game with a toe sprain and is unlikely to feature in tonight's game against the Nuggets.
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Meanwhile, the Nuggets have lost seven of their last eight games including a 91-84 defeat at Memphis on Friday. Danilo Gallinari led the team with a game-high 29 points, Darrell Arthur added 12 points while Gary Harris had 11, but no other Nuggets player finished in double figures as they shot just 37 percent from the field as a team. The Nuggets have been struggling on offense all season and things looked particularly ugly in the second quarter where they scored just seven points, their season-low for points in a quarter. With the loss, Denver drops to 13-24 on the season and 8-13 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last seven against a team with a losing record and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four home games.
Head to head, the Hornets are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Denver.
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