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Nuggets visit Thunder in hoops battle

Denver NuggetsOklahoma City Thunder
32-38March 24, 2014, 08:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena51-18

The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Nuggets in basketball action.

Oklahoma City was favored by 11.5 points in midday betting at Bovada while the over under was around 218.5.

The Thunder sit at 51-18 (37-31-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 32-38 (31-38-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma City is 35-34 OU, and Denver is 35-35 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Thunder installed as -10-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 220.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Thunder and the No. 22-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-94 result in favor of the Thunder.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 105-102 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver got 20 points from Kenneth Faried en route to a 105-102 victory over Washington on Sunday at Pepsi Center.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 119-118 result against the Raptors on March 21. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 237 combined points took the game OVER the total. Toronto was victimized by Kevin Durant for 51 points as the Thunder defeated the Raptors 119-118 in NBA action on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 2-rated squad against Denver's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 16 in the league with 7.97 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 8.47 per outing.

Next up:
Denver at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 26th
Oklahoma City at Dallas, Tuesday, March 25th