Nuggets vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, December 18, 2022

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The Denver Nuggets (17-11) are nine-point favorites against the Charlotte Hornets (7-22) on December 18, 2022 at Ball Arena. The Hornets are struggling right now, having lost seven in a row and going 2-8 during their past 10 games. The point total is set as 235.5 points for this outing.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Hornets

Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -397 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +310 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 235.5 points.

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Nuggets vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ALT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Nuggets have 13 wins against the spread in 28 games this season. Denver has come away with 13 wins in the 21 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Nuggets have gone over the point total in 48.3% of their opportunities this year (14 times over 29 games with a set point total).

The Hornets are 12-17-0 against the spread this year. Charlotte has a 4-17 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 19% of those games). The Hornets have eclipsed the over/under 51.7% of the time this year (15 of 29 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 25 24.6 10.3 9 1.5 0.7 0.8
Jamal Murray 24 18 3.8 5.2 0.9 0.2 1.9
Aaron Gordon 25 16.9 6.3 2.1 0.8 0.8 1
Nah’Shon Hyland 20 14.2 2.2 3.4 0.7 0.4 2.7
Bruce Brown 28 11 4.5 4.3 1 0.6 1.3


Hornets Leaders
Terry Rozier 21 21.8 4.6 5.7 0.7 0.2 2.6
LaMelo Ball 5 21.6 2.8 7 0.8 0.4 4.4
Kelly Oubre Jr. 29 20.9 5.4 1.2 1.7 0.4 2.4
Gordon Hayward 12 15.7 4.2 4.4 0.8 0.3 1.4
P.J. Washington 28 15 4.7 2.4 0.8 1 1.8
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Nuggets: Jamal Murray: Probable (Ankle), Nikola Jokic: Probable (Knee), Michael Porter: Out (Heel), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)

Hornets: Mark Williams: Out (Ankle), Dennis Smith: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

So far this year, Denver is posting 115.7 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 114.8 points per contest (18th-ranked). The Nuggets are scoring 118.7 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 113.7 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Nuggets have been putting up 117.8 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 115.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Denver is making 11.7 treys per game this season (15th-ranked in NBA), and it has a 39% three-point percentage (best). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Nuggets have taken 65% two-pointers (accounting for 73.1% of the team’s baskets) and 35% threes (26.9%).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

In 2022-23, Charlotte is 25th in the league offensively (110.1 points scored per game) and third-worst on defense (117.3 points conceded). At home, the Hornets average 108.7 points per game. On the road, they score 111.6. The Hornets have performed better offensively over their past 10 games, putting up 111.6 points per contest, 1.5 more than their season average of 110.1.

Beyond the arc, Charlotte is 25th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). It is third-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.4%. The Hornets take 34.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.6% of the Hornets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 74.4% are 2-pointers.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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