Denver Nuggets against New Orleans Hornets NBA Playoffs Odds

NBA Playoffs odds favor the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday in Game 3 of their first round NBA Playoffs betting series against the Denver Nuggets.

The Hornets are favored in NBA Playoffs odds, despite the fact they were blown out by the Nuggets in the first two games of this series.

NBA Playoffs odds could be a little bit high on New Orleans considering how well Denver is playing, particularly Chauncey Billups. In the first two games of this NBA Playoffs betting series, Billups has been unstoppable. He scored 36 points in Game 1 and 31 points in Game 2 as the Nuggets won each by large margins in NBA Playoffs odds. With the series moving to New Orleans the Hornets are favored in NBA Playoffs odds and Denver head coach George Karl knows things are not going to be as easy as they were at home. "They're going to be very angry and very physical," Karl said. "The game got a little more chippy tonight. It seemed like they were trying to tease us into mistakes and I'm sure it's going to continue on the road.”

Denver is a serious contender in NBA Playoffs odds this season, largely because of Billups. When he came over from Detroit he turned Denver into a contender while the Pistons collapsed. "He's playing as well as you can play right now," New Orleans’ Chris Paul said. The problem for the Hornets is that other players on the Nuggets can beat them as well, especially Carmelo Anthony who has been somewhat quiet so far. New Orleans is still a threat in NBA Playoffs odds though, especially at home.

NBA Playoffs odds stats are not totally in favor of New Orleans even though they are at home. The Nuggets have won six of the last ten games at New Orleans as NBA Playoffs odds stats show. The Nuggets won 101-88 back in March in New Orleans. The Hornets did win 94-81 at home in January against Denver though. Both of those games went under the total as NBA Playoffs odds statistics indicate. Five of the last eight meetings between the two teams in New Orleans have gone under.

This NBA Playoffs betting matchup can be seen on ESPN on Saturday. It is a daytime game so keep that in mind when you look at NBA Playoffs odds this weekend. Get ready for all of the NBA Playoffs betting action by opening an account at SBG Global today!