Charlotte faces Denver on 3-game road skid

December 23, 2021 GMT

Charlotte Hornets (16-17, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (15-15, eighth in the Western Conference)

Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nuggets -3.5; over/under is 229.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hits the road against Denver looking to break its three-game road losing streak.

The Nuggets are 8-5 on their home court. Denver ranks fifth in the league with 25.7 assists per game led by Nikola Jokic averaging 7.3.

The Hornets have gone 8-13 away from home. Charlotte is sixth in the NBA with 10.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Mason Plumlee averaging 2.5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is averaging 25.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 7.3 assists for the Nuggets. Monte Morris is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.

LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.8 steals for the Hornets. Miles Bridges is averaging 20.0 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 111.8 points, 40.2 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points per game.

Hornets: 3-7, averaging 116.0 points, 40.9 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.3 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: PJ Dozier: out (acl), Markus Howard: out (knee), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).

Hornets: Cody Martin: out (health and safety protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.