The 49-22 Denver Nuggets will hit the highway to face the 24-46 New Orleans Hornets in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip time from New Orleans is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be out on Monday afternoon as Wilson Chandler for Denver is listed as probable with a separated shoulder and point guard Ty Lawson is also probable with a bruised heel.
This is the third meeting of the year between the Nuggets and Hornets with Denver winning and covering the point spread in all two games. Each game was played at Denver.
The Nuggets have a road record of 17-19 on the season. They win their 15th straight game after a 101-95 home victory on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings as a -11 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 221 ½ points Denver shot just 43.5% from the floor and made 4 of 14 from three point distance. They allowed the Kings 45.3% shooting along with 8 of 28 from beyond the arc. The Nuggets survived 17 turnovers by pulling down ten more rebounds than Sacramento and Denver got to the free throw line 14 more times. Denver benefitted by Sacramento missing 8 of 17 free throws. Despite some impressive offensive numbers the Nuggets have defended very well this season allowing teams 44.5% shooting ranking 11th in defensive field goal percentage. In the playoff chase the Nuggets sits in the third seed and just 2 ½ games behind the second seeded Oklahoma City Thunder.
New Orleans has a home record of 14-21 straight up. They win their second straight all on their home court following a 90-83 home victory on Friday to the Memphis Grizzlies as a +6 point underdog. The game finished under 179 points. The Hornets shot 47.4% from the floor and hit on 4 of 14 from the three point line. They turn the ball over 17 times and survived as New Orleans gave up 41.1% shooting with 3 of 10 from three to the Grizzlies. The Hornets has struggled on defense this season ranking 27th and fourth last in the NBA by giving up 46.8% shooting to their opponents this season. They have trouble on offense as well with just 93.9 points per game average ranking New Orleans 25th and sixth worst in the league.