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NBA Betting: New Orleans Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets

NBA betting on Thanksgiving Thursday features a Western Conference matchup as the New Orleans Hornets travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets.

NBA betting value on New Orleans has been poor so far this NBA basketball betting season.  The Hornets were a decent 7-5 straight up but just 3-8-1 against the NBA betting lines.  The NBA betting road record for New Orleans was just 2-3 against the spread.

In over/under NBA betting action New Orleans went 7-5 under the total including 3 unders in 5 road games.  From November 5-November 22 the Hornets went on a terrible NBA betting streak in which they covered just 1 out of 9 games against the spread.  In that same NBA betting span they went over the total just 2 times.

New Orleans was ranked 20th overall on offense while ranking a solid 5th overall on defense.  Chris Paul led New Orleans in both scoring (20 points per game) and assists with 11.6-per game.  Tyson Chandler was the leading rebound man with nearly 8-per game.

The Denver Nuggets had a profitable start to the NBA basketball betting season as they demonstrated surprisingly good NBA betting value.  Denver was 8-5 straight up and 8-4-1 against the NBA betting lines.  The NBA betting home record of Denver was 3-1-1 against the spread.

The NBA betting over/under mark for the Nuggets was 8-5 under with 3 out of 5 home games going under the total.  From November 9-November 21 the Nuggets had an NBA betting streak in which they went under the total 6 out of 8 games.

On the NBA betting stat charts Denver was ranked 11th overall on offense while ranking 16th overall on defense.  The Nuggets were led in scoring by Carmelo Anthony who was averaging nearly 20-points per game.  Anthony also led in rebounds with an average of 8.3-per game.

Chauncey Billups led in assists with 6.2 per game.  Denver’s good start put them just a half a game behind the Utah Jazz for first place in the Northwest Division standings.

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