Hornets vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/1/24

Denver Nuggets (23-11) vs Charlotte Hornets (7-23)

Game Info: Monday, January 1, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -14.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets are riding a 10-game losing streak. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 9 of their last 11 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets have lost to the Heat, Pelicans, 76ers, Raptors, Pacers, Nuggets, Clippers, Lakers, and Suns during this streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 121.4 points on 49.9 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 23.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Miller is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Miles Bridges ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (86.9%) this season.
  • Terry Rozier ranks 32nd amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (2.7) this season.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets beat the Warriors and Grizzlies, but most recently lost to the Thunder. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.3 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.1 points and 12.3 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is the only player to have recorded a 30-point, 20-rebound game this season.
  • Jamal Murray ranks 5th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.0).
  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (25.9).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (39.7%).
  • The Hornets have missed the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons - longest active streak in the NBA

Charlotte Hornets vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets are more than capable of blowing the doors off in this spot, but they're also 15-19 ATS on the year and who knows how motivated they are here on New Year's Day. The Hornets hung around with the Nuggets a couple of weeks ago, losing by 7 points as 11 point underdogs. The Charlotte Hornets are banged up and aren't good, but they've still covered 3 of their last 4 games. Give me the points if I have to bet this game.

Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +14.5

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