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Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets 3/5/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets 3-5-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets 3/5/2020 – The Charlotte Hornets host the Denver Nuggets Thursday with both teams looking to get back on track. NBA basketball games see the Nuggets prevailing in this matchup as they chase the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference. The Hornets want to check a two-game losing skid but have their work cut out for them. The Nuggets lead the all-time regular season series over the Hornets, including a 100-86 home win last time out.

Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets 3/5/2020

When: March 5, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST – CHARLOTTE
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets 3/5/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets -6.5 (-110) 207.5 o (-110) -300

Charlotte Hornets
+6.5 (-110) 207.5 u (-110) +240
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Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets bowed to the Golden State Warriors in their last assignment in what most brand as shocking. But the loss was of Denver’s own doing. They were sloppy on offense and were outgun by the Dubs. Paul Millsap and Will Barton led the team in that losing cause and will be looking for redemption. Denver is one of the better defensive teams this season and will look to clamp down on the Hornets star players.

Players to watch: N. Jokic C 60 GP 60 GS 32.4 MIN 20.9 PTS 2.4 OR 7.8 DR 10.2 REB 6.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 3.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 25.98 PER

J. Murray PG 50 GP 50 GS 32.5 MIN 18.8 PTS 0.7 OR 3.1 DR 3.8 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 1.7 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.78 PER

W. Barton SF 53 GP 53 GS 32.8 MIN 14.8 PTS 1.4 OR 4.9 DR 6.3 REB 3.8 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.5 TO 2.1 PF 2.5 AST/TO 15.6 PER

Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Charlotte Hornets are out of the playoff picture and are trying to end the season strong. Consistency in offense is needed if Charlotte wants to hand the Nuggets another stunning loss. That depends on how Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges respond to the challenge. Charlotte also has a decent defensive matrix but need to step it up against Denver. The Nuggets have multiple offensive options, a reason why they are at the top of the West standings.

Players to Watch: T. Rozier PG 59 GP 59 GS 34.1 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.7 DR 4.5 REB 4.1 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 14.35 PER

M. Bridges SF 60 GP 59 GS 30.8 MIN 13.2 PTS 1.4 OR 4.1 DR 5.5 REB 1.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 12.54 PER

P. Washington PF 53 GP 52 GS 30.3 MIN 11.9 PTS 1 OR 4.5 DR 5.5 REB 2.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO 12.13 PER

Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets 3/5/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver’s last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games on the road.
Denver are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver’s last 9 games this season.
Denver are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte’s last 9 games.
Charlotte are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Charlotte’s last 18 games against Denver.
Charlotte are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games at home.
Charlotte are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Denver.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games this season.
Charlotte are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Charlotte are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games played in March.

Injuries

Denver Nuggets

Noah Vonleh PF Ankle is “?” Thursday vs Charlotte
Bol Bol C Foot is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets

Malik Monk SG Suspension is out indefinitely
Devonte’ Graham PG Ankle is “?” Thursday vs Denver

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets Charlotte Hornets
27-28 Against the Spread 30-29
29-32 Straight Up 28-33
110 Points per Game 101
107 Points Allowed per Game 109
46.86 Offensive FG% 43.15
77.81 Offensive FT% 74.14
35.61 Offensive 3PT% 34.67
45.73 Defensive FG% 47.52
75.63 Defensive FT% 75.81
34.47 Defensive 3PT% 35.26

Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

Victory is essential for the Nuggets if they want to move up the Western Conference standings. They are just a game behind the Clippers and could overtake Los Angeles at some point. NBA betting lines pick Denver to win against a team out of playoff contention. Regardless, expect Charlotte to give the Nuggets a tough time as they too try to close the season strong.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Nuggets for this game is at -200 while the Hornets are at +340 at home.

ATS: -6.5 is given to the Nuggets across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Hornets with +6.5.

TOTALs: 207 is the given total for this match with the Nuggets going over and the Hornets the team under.

Score Prediction: 110 – 102 Nuggets