Thunder look for a victory in Denver
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their past four games against the Denver Nuggets as those teams hit the hardwood together in NBA betting action on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City beat Denver 115-113 in their first meeting of the season on November 18, but they failed to cover the 9-point spread at home in that contest. That game turned out to be an OVER result for NBA bettors at the sportsbooks.
Denver will face the 19-4 Thunder, who own a 13-10 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 10-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunder are 13-10 favoring the OVER.
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Thunder, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-96 victory for the Thunder.
The Thunder were a 101-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant went off for 28 points and added 9 rebounds leading Oklahoma City over Orlando, 101-98, on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Nuggets were a 102-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pelicans. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets grabbed a 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Wilson Chandler at Pepsi Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 102.13 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 11 at 98.7 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 44.92% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 46.68% per game.
Oklahoma City home to Chicago, Thursday, December 19th
Denver home to Phoenix, Friday, December 20th