Nuggets vs. Hornets Prediction
Is the point spread too low in tonight's Nuggets and Hornets matchup at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hornets are 2-point home favorites versus the Nuggets after the game opened with a 1.5-point spread. As for the total, the number hit the board at 224.5 but has been bet down a full four points to 220.5.
Denver has won six of its last 10 games entering play tonight and has been fantastic at the betting window, going 7-3 against the number over that 10-game span. The Nuggets are 40-34 against the spread on the season and 19-16 against the number on the road this year.
Charlotte has split over its last 10 games, going 5-5 on the hardwood and 5-5 at the betting window. The Hornets own a losing ATS record on the season at 33-39 and is just 17-21 against the spread this year at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Nuggets are just 2-5 in their last six games in Charlotte and are 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 road games when playing an opponent with a winning home record. The Hornets, meanwhile, are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall and have cashed in four of their last five opportunities when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous contest.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS -2