NBA Playoffs odds favor Denver in this game but the Hornets have Chris Paul and the ability to steal this opening game. Let’s look at some of the important numbers to consider for New Orleans and Denver.
NBA Playoffs betting has seen the Hornets do well lately in this round. They are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games. New Orleans was 5th in the league in defense this season so they have the potential to shutdown the high scoring Nuggets. The problem for New Orleans is that they can oftentimes struggle on the road as they were 16-24-1 ATS this season away from home.
Denver is favored in this NBA Playoffs betting matchup and they do things differently than New Orleans. The Nuggets were 6th in the league in scoring this season so they will try and outscore New Orleans in this NBA Playoffs betting matchup. Will it be the offense of Denver with Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups or the defense of New Orleans that prevails in this NBA Playoffs betting matchup? This series definitely has a lot of star power with Anthony and Billups for Denver matchup up against Paul and David West.
The Hornets do have some things going against them in terms of NBA Playoffs odds trends. Against the spread, the Hornets are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. the Western Conference and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. the Northwest. New Orleans has done well at Denver recently though going 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Denver has struggled mightily in this round of NBA Playoffs betting. They are 3-15 against the NBA Playoffs odds in their last 18 Conference Quarterfinals games. Gamblers who take Denver really have to close their eyes and hope Chauncey Billups makes the difference this season.
Looking at the NBA Playoffs odds total trends we see that The Under is 4-1 in the Hornets last 5 road games and 14-5 in the Hornets last 19 overall.
The Under is 18-3 in the Nuggets last 21 Conference Quarterfinals games and 5-2 in the Nuggets last 7 vs. the Southwest.
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