Thunder get visit from the Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets are 3-0 both SU and ATS in their past three games against the Oklahoma City Thunder as those Western Conference teams hit the floor on Monday.
Over their last 10 matchups the teams have split the SU results 5-5, but Kevin Durant and company are just 3-6-1 ATS over that span on the NBA betting lines.
The OVER/UNDER is 3-6-1 over the last 10 games between the two teams.
The Thunder sit at 6-3 (4-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 4-5 (4-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma City is 6-3 OU, and Denver is 6-3 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
For bettors going with the Thunder in this one, they were listed earlier as -10-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 210.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunder rated this week at No. 6 and the Nuggets sitting at No. 10. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-94 result in favor of the Thunder today.
The Nuggets were a 122-111 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 28 points and added 17 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 122-111 against Houston in NBA action at Toyota Center.
Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 92-79 result against the Bucks on November 16. The Thunder covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 171 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Russell Westbrook went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds leading Oklahoma City over Milwaukee, 92-79, on Saturday at Bradley Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 103 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 27 at 104.56 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 44.57% so far, more than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.71% per game.
Denver home to Chicago, Thursday, November 21st
Oklahoma City home to Los Angeles, Thursday, November 21st