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NBA Playoff Betting: Thunder vs. Nuggets

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder take a 2-0 series lead into tonight's Game 3 matchup with the Denver Nuggets.

The Thunder won Game 2 106-89 and covered the 4.5-point spread. Durant led Oklahoma City with 23 points and Ty Lawson netted 20 points for Denver.

View Oklahoma City vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thunder are listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 205.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Thunder taking on the No. 7-rated Nuggets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 109-108 win for the Nuggets on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 11-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 7 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 5.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.3 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Denver lost its last outing, a 106-89 result against the Thunder on April 20. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Ty Lawson scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Nuggets to victory (they lost 106-89 to Oklahoma City at Ford Center on Wednesday).

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Denver are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4


A few Thunder at Nuggets trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Denver is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Denver is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Denver, Monday, April 25
Denver home to Oklahoma City, Monday, April 25

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