Hornets at Nuggets - 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
TV: NBATV, ALT2
The Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets square off Sunday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Charlotte Hornets are desperate for a victory after losing their last six straight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.5 points and 4.9 assists while Jeremy Lin is averaging 12 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is dishing 1.4 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost seven straight road games. Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lin are questionable.
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The Denver Nuggets could also use a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.4 points and six rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 15 home games. Jameer Nelson is questionable with a hip injury.
The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 0-3-2 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Hornets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Hornets are banged up and continue to lose on the road. Hard to back them away from home regardless of the line. Take the Nuggets.