8* Friday NBA NO/DEN
New Orleans vs. Denver,
02/01/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 98 - 113
Total: -105/+202 Over
Hornets & Nuggets over 202
The Denver Nuggets host the New Orleans Hornets on Friday. Denver is coming off a 118-110 win over Houston, while New Orleans dropped their last game to Utah, 104-99.
Denver plays a faster brand of basketball at home and that’s led to the team scoring an average of 114.4 points per game over their last seven at the Pepsi Center.
Dating back to last season the Nuggets have won 28 of their last 29 home games when scoring 100 or more points, so there’s no reason for George Karl to slow his team down.
Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points against Houston on Wednesday. He has converted on 16 of his last 33 3-point attempts.
The Hornets have stepped up their game at the offensive end of the court, scoring an average of 100.9 points per game over their last seven contests. Point guard Greivis Vasquez has been the team’s offensive catalyst in those seven games, playing the role of facilitator and posting 11.7 assists per game.
Ryan Anderson is averaging 18.0 points per game over his last three contests. He is 13-for-26 from beyond the arc in those games.
Denver has played over the total in each of their last seven home games. Take the OVER.
8* Play on Hornets & Nuggets over 202. Good Luck, Razor Ray.