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Nuggets vs Thunder Betting Matchup Report

Oklahoma City ThunderDenver Nuggets
27-8January 09, 2014, 10:30 | Pepsi Center17-17

Denver looks to cover the Nuggets-Thunder pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 17-17 mark when they host Oklahoma City in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sport a record of 17-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-19-1 ATS. The Thunder are 27-8 and 19-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 15-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 19-16 against the number.

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According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Nuggets and the No. 3-rated Thunder in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-95 win for the Thunder on Thursday.

Oklahoma City was a 112-101 loser in its last match on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 213 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Durant chucked in 48 points for Oklahoma City on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 112-101 at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 12-ranked offense (102.18 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 8 at 98.26 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 44.77% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47% on average).

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Milwaukee, Saturday, January 11th
Denver home to Orlando, Saturday, January 11th