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Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction & Betting Tips 12/23/2023

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Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets 12/23/2023:
  • Take the Nuggets on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Hornets (+8.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Preview

The Nuggets and Hornets are set to face off at 7:00 ET on BSSE. The Hornets will host the game at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.

The Nuggets come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 226 points. Check out BetCoco for Charlotte Hornets – Denver Nuggets odds

Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Nuggets have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head to head matchups vs. the Hornets. Looking back over the previous three times that the Nuggets and Hornets have faced off, they have combined to average 226 points per game and have an over/under record of 0-3.

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Denver has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games at home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 105 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Nuggets have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction

As the Nuggets prepare to take on the Hornets, they are looking to stay above .500, with a current record of 20-10. When playing on the road, the Nuggets are 9-8 this season compared to their 11-2 record at home.

Denver currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 14-15 at this point. Denver has gone 13-13 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 1-2 when playing as underdogs.

The Nuggets have recorded an 11-18-1 in terms of their over/under record for this season. In their games, the average over/under line is 225.5, and they maintain a 0.4 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

In their recent matchup, the Nuggets offense ended with 122 points against the Nets. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 11 threes. Jamal Murray led the scoring for the Nuggets, contributing 32 points. Additionally, Nikola Jokic chipped in with 31 points.

The Nuggets’ defense is presently ranked 5 in the league, allowing an average of 110.5 points per contest.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nuggets are forcing 11.2 per game, which is 1st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 16th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.

When looking at the Hornets’ overall record of 7-19, they have gone 7-15 against Eastern Conference opponents and are 0-4 in non-conference play. As they take on the Nuggets, the Hornets are heavy underdogs (+8.5) and are searching for a win.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-16 so far this season. Charlotte has gone 0-3 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-13 when playing as underdogs.

For this season, the Hornets has an over/under record of 15-11-0. The average points per game in their played games is 226.0, with an average over/under line of 229.5.

The Hornets offense is coming off a game in which they scored 113 points vs. the Pacers. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.4% while connecting on 8 threes. Terry Rozier was the leading scorer for the Hornets, putting up 25 points. In addition, Brandon Miller contributed 21 points.

On average, the Charlotte defense is giving up 121.6 points per game (26). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hornets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.2% from downtown.

Coming in as 8.5 point favorites, our projections have the Nuggets picking up a 109-105 win.

Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Betting Tips

  • Take the Nuggets on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Hornets (+8.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

Charlotte Hornets Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina – Left Tibia – Out
  • Cody Martin – Knee – Questionable
  • LaMelo Ball – Ankle – Out
  • Mark Williams – Back – Doubtful

Denver Nuggets Injury Report

  • Vlatko Cancar – Knee – Out

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