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NBA odds preview - Nuggets vs. Thunder

Denver NuggetsOklahoma City Thunder
April 17, 9:30 PM | Ford Center

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

50-32TEAM RECORD55-27

Denver travels to Oklahoma City on Sunday, hoping to boost its 50-32 mark with a victory over the Thunder.

The Thunder are 55-27 so far on the season, and 43-38-1 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 50-32 and 44-34-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 45-37 and the Nuggets go 37-42-3 on the totals.

View Denver vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Thunder in this one, they're listed as 5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 201 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nuggets, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 109-108 victory for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 104.8 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 21 at 102.7 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 104.2 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

In their last action, Denver was a 107-103 loser on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nuggets wasted a 27-point performance from Wilson Chandler as Utah ran past them 107-103 on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Thunder were a 110-106 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors. The Thunder got 20 points from Russell Westbrook, but it was Milwaukee that prevailed in a 110-106 final on Wednesday at Ford Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Denver is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games on the road
Denver is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 20
Oklahoma City home to Denver, Wednesday, April 20