Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets - 3/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets - 3/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (41-20) at Charlotte Hornets (21-40)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets +7 -- Over/Under:

TV: ALT, FSCR

The Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Hornets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.8 points and 10.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six road games.

The Charlotte Hornets need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last six road games.

The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte. The under is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets can be hit or miss, but they usually beat the teams they're supposed to beat and they come into this contest shooting the lights out of the gym. The Charlotte Hornets are losing their last five games by an average of 7.8 points while shooting 40.9 percent from the field. It also doesn't help that the Hornets could be without Devonte' Graham for this cotnest. I'm going to lay the buckets with the Denver Nuggets on the road. 

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.