Bet Jamaica NBA Preview: New Orleans Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets

by Dirty on March 18, 2010

The fans at Pepsi Center will be treated to a game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Denver Nuggets when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nuggets listed as 14-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game’s total is sitting at 217½.

The Hornets were defeated 131-121 by the Warriors last time out, as 4-point underdogs. That game’s 252 points sailed OVER the posted total of 228.

David West tossed in a game-high 36 points to go with 15 rebounds for a double-double in the loss.

Carmelo Anthony went for 29 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Nuggets past the Wizards 97-87 on Tuesday night.

Denver failed to cover as 14.5-point home favorites, while the game played UNDER the 212-point total set by sportsbooks.

Team records:
New Orleans: 33-36 SU, 31-37-1 ATS
Denver: 46-22 SU, 31-32-5 ATS

New Orleans most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Denver most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
New Orleans is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Denver
New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Utah, Saturday, March 20
Denver home to Milwaukee, Saturday, March 20

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