The Denver Nuggets (38-18) are 8.5-point favorites against the Charlotte Hornets (15-42) on February 11, 2023 at Spectrum Center. The Hornets are sputtering right now, having lost six in a row and going 2-8 during their past 10 games. A 237.5-point over/under is set for this matchup.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Hornets
Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -347 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +273 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 237.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, February 11, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Nuggets vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 29-25-2 against the spread this season. Denver has been victorious in 32, or 74.4%, of the 43 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Nuggets games this year have gone over the point total 27 times in 57 opportunities (47.4%).
The Hornets have 22 wins against the spread in 57 games this year. Charlotte has been the underdog on the moneyline 44 total times this season. Buzz City has finished 10-34 in those games. Hornets games this season have hit the over 49.1% of the time (28 out of 57 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Nuggets: Jamal Murray: Questionable (Knee), Aaron Gordon: Questionable (Rib), Zeke Nnaji: Out (Shoulder), Thomas Bryant: Out (Trade Pending), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)
Hornets: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Out (Trade Pending), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
This year, Denver is averaging 117.1 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and allowing 113 points per contest (13th-ranked). The Nuggets are posting 121.4 points per game this year in home games, which is 9.2 more points than they’re averaging in away games (112.2). The Nuggets’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, racking up 114.8 points a contest compared to the 117.1 they’ve averaged this year.
With a 39.5% three-point percentage this season, Denver is best in the NBA. It ranks 14th in the league by sinking 12.2 treys per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the Nuggets have taken 64.1% two-pointers (accounting for 72.1% of the team’s buckets) and 35.9% threes (27.9%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
In 2022-23, Charlotte is 25th in the NBA offensively (111.9 points scored per game) and third-worst on defense (118.7 points conceded). At home the Hornets are putting up 110.4 points per game, 2.7 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (113.1). The Hornets have played worse offensively in their past 10 games, scoring 109 points per contest, 2.9 fewer points their than season average of 111.9.
Beyond the arc, Charlotte is fifth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.1%. The Hornets attempt 35.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.4% of the Hornets’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74.6% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Nuggets, and we project that Hornets will cover the spread (Nuggets -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 237.5 points.
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