NBA Odds: Nuggets battle Sixers
The Denver Nuggets will put their 13-game winning streak on the line on Thursday night as they play host to the Philadelphia 76ers in marquee NBA betting action at the online sportsbooks.
Denver ran its winning streak to 13 games on Tuesday night with a 114-104 win on the road in Oklahoma City. The Nuggets, though, have picked up a loss in four of their past five games against the Sixers dating back to 2010, going 1-4 ATS in those contests.
The Nuggets sport records of 47-22 and 43-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the 76ers sit at 26-41 and 31-35-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 40-29 for the Nuggets and 35-32 for the 76ers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 5 and the 76ers at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 104-95 result in favor of the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 106.1 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.3 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 96.9 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring on their home court.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 101-72 result against the Clippers on March 20. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The 76ers were blown out by Los Angeles on Wednesday, losing by a 101-72 final at STAPLES Center in basketball betting action.
Denver won its last outing, a 114-104 result against the Thunder on March 19. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 218 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Oklahoma City was scorched by Ty Lawson for 25 points as the Nuggets defated the Thunder 114-104 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Sacramento are 9-1
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 10-0
A few 76ers at Nuggets trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
Philadelphia at Sacramento, Sunday, March 24
Denver home to Sacramento, Saturday, March 23