Pro basketball betting expectations have fallen like a rock for the Denver Nuggets after their loss of franchise superstar Carmelo Anthony which has changed the basketball sports betting dynamics of the team.
The Denver Nuggets will host the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night with a starting time of 9 PM ET. This inter-conference matchup has significant playoff implications so be sure and open your Sports Gambling account and have it ready for side and total action.
The Denver Nuggets have begun the reality of life without Carmelo Anthony as his 8 year reign produced no titles and in fact not even a NBA Finals appearance. The closest Denver ever came to getting to the promised land with Anthony was a hard fought loss in the Western Conference Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009.
Anthony did help to fill the seats which is likely going to be another problem confronting the franchise. Denver was 34-26 straight up and 27-30-3 against the spread. The Nuggets were 14-15-2 with the NBA basketball betting odds and went under the total in just 13 out of their 31 home games.
The Nuggets responded well to the trade of Anthony as they were 2-1 straight up and 3-0 against the spread immediately after his departure. Nene was the new leading scorer on the team with 14.9 points per game. The offense was ranked best in the NBA but that is likely to change fast with the new roster makeover. Perhaps that means the 23rd ranked defense will also improve.
Charlotte was 26-32 straight up and 30-26-2 with the NBA basketball line. The Bobcats were 16-12 against the spread on the road and were 14-14 on totals as a visitor. Charlotte was one of the hottest teams on the board with 6 payouts in 8 games from February 7 through February 25. The Bobcats ranked a poor 28th for scoring offense but were 12th for scoring defense.
Charlotte has paid out in just 1 of their last 6 trips to Denver with 3 consecutive losses both straight up and against the spread in their last 3 visits with all 3 of the games going over the pro basketball betting total.