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NBA Basketball Betting: New Orleans Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets

NBA basketball betting Saturday includes two of the top teams in the west as New Orleans and Denver meet in a NBA betting matchup from the Mile High City.

NBA basketball betting handicappers will have the choice here between two teams that have been at or near the top of their NBA betting divisional races.  The New Orleans Hornets had a great start to the NBA basketball betting season but started to lose value against the basketball betting odds in the second half of December.

From December 12 through December 26 the Hornets got the cash in just 3 out of 8 games.  Incidentally all of those games went under the NBA basketball betting total.  New Orleans has had their worst NBA basketball betting results against the league’s better teams lately.

On December 12 they failed to cover the NBA basketball betting line at Boston in an 82-94 loss as 7 point dogs.  On December 23 the Hornets failed their NBA betting backers in an 87-100 loss as 2.5 point home chalks against the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Christmas Day the Hornets suffered another NBA basketball betting failure against a top team as they were blown out at Orlando 68-88 as 5 point dogs.  Those three results could be a NBA betting “tell” for this matchup.

New Orleans has beaten the NBA basketball betting line in 5 out of 12 road games with 9 of those games going under the total.  Chris Paul has proven to be one of the best offensive players in the NBA as he leads the Hornets in scoring with an average of 20 points per game.

Paul also leads New Orleans in assists with an average of 11 per game.  New Orleans NBA basketball betting strength is their 2nd ranked defense.  Like the Hornets, the Denver Nuggets started off strong against the basketball betting odds before losing board value in December.

The Nuggets had an overall NBA basketball betting record of 19-11 straight up and 16-13-1 against the spread.  From December 16 through December 26, however, the Nuggets went 1-5 against the spread with 4 of those 6 games going under the total.  Denver has been a decent NBA basketball betting favorite with a record of 11-7-1 against the spread.

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