Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets 01/15/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets 01/15/2020 – The Denver Nuggets and the Charlotte Hornets will meet for the first time this season on Wednesday at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets are fresh from scoring a statement win against fellow Western Conference elite, the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Hornets are trying to snap a five-game losing streak. As expected, the Nuggets are a huge NBA betting favorites heading into the game at -11 points across the spread.
Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets 01/15/2020
Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets 01/15/2020 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets suffered another disappointing loss at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers, 115-112, on Thursday. Devonte Graham paced Charlotte with 27 points and 10 assists, Terry Rozier chipped in with 25 points, and rookie forward PJ Washington added 20 points in a losing effort.
Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (18.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 7.8 APG)
Terry Rozier (18.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.3 APG)
P.J. Washington (12.4 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.0 APG)
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets haven’t had a winning streak longer than two games in the last 10 games but they defeated quality teams, including a big win vs. Clippers. Nikola Jokic put up an all-around clinic in that game, recording 20 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. Jamal Murray added 19 and Gary Harris contributed 15.
Players to Watch: Nikola Jokic (19.3 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 3.4 APG)
Jamal Murray (17.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.7 APG)
Will Barton (14.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.6 APG)
Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets 01/15/2020 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Denver are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Paul Millsap PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
Online bookmakers are bullish that the Nuggets will blow out the skidding Hornets on Wednesday. Although the availability of Harris and Murray is still up in the air, Denver possesses one of the deepest benches in the NBA. More so, Nikola Jokic is peaking at the right time.
Moneyline: Pick the Nuggets at -500. Surprisingly, Denver is 4-6 in their last 10 head-to-head meetings with the Hornets. However, everybody knows that this Nuggets team is an elite ballclub. It would take a Devonte’ Graham explosion and more to topple this Western Conference superpower.
ATS: Bet the Nuggets to cover the 11-point spread. Denver has racked up three ATS wins in their last four games, including a huge 12.6-point spread vs. Cleveland last January 11.
TOTALs: Bet on OVER at 213 points. The Nuggets, who started the season as a defensive team that limit opponents under the century mark, are scoring way above 100 in their last 10 games and allowing teams to put up 100 or more as of late. The OVER is also 6-4 in the Nuggets’ last 10 outings.
Score Prediction: 118 – 103 Nuggets