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76ers visit Nuggets in NBA clash

Philadelphia 76ersDenver Nuggets
9-21January 01, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center14-16

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Nuggets try to run the 76ers off the court at Pepsi Center in pro hoops action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets are 14-16 so far on the season, and 12-17-1 ATS vs. the number. The 76ers, meanwhile, are 9-21 and 12-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 11-19 and the 76ers go 19-11 on the totals.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Nuggets sat as -10-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 211.5.

This game matches up the No. 16 (Nuggets) and the No. 29 (76ers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 95-88 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

Philadelphia was a 111-104 winner in its last match on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 215 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia got 25 points from Thaddeus Young en route to a 111-104 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 97-94 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver got 26 points from Ty Lawson en route to a 97-94 loss against Miami on Monday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 6 in the league with 45.27 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 7.33 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 15 with 7.5 per contest.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Sacramento, Thursday, January 2nd
Denver home to Vancouver, Friday, January 3rd