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Are the Nuggets Primed for an Upset Over the Inconsistent Thunder?

At the beginning of the season, everyone expected the Oklahoma City Thunder to have some issues fitting together with so many new pieces in the fold. But on the heels of three straight losses, something simply isn’t looking quite right in OKC. The Thunder will look to right the ship in Denver on Thursday.

MyBookie opened the Thunder as 2-point road favorites with a total of 213.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Thunder’s last 11 games against the Nuggets.
  • The Thunder are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games vs divisional opponents.
  • The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Nuggets.

Oklahoma City recently dropped a 94-86 decision to the Sacramento Kings while shooting a brutal 33.7 percent from the floor. The superstar trio of Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Russell Westbrook combined to go 15-for-54 from the field in the loss. Westbrook is once again putting up solid numbers but is also averaging a league-high 5.2 turnovers after giving it away seven times on Tuesday.

The Nuggets are starting to figure it out after a rough start to the year thanks to wins in five of their last seven games. Denver’s best player, Nikola Jokic, broke out for a career-high 41 points in a 112-104 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday while going 16 of 25 from the floor. The 22-year-old averaged 19.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists vs OKC in 2016-17.

Oklahoma City has long dominated Denver, but the Nuggets finally got back in the winning column when these teams collided last April. Prior to Denver’s win, the Thunder had won nine straight in the series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Denver Nuggets were listed earlier as 1-point underdogs on the betting oddsboard at Bovada. Those betting on the total OVER/UNDER for points scored have seen that line set at 218 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark pick a 106-104 result in favor of the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Denver Nuggets currently sport a record of 6-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-8 ATS. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-6 and 4-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 4-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 2-8 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Nuggets-Thunder betting odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power rankings. Denver is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Denver's No. 12-ranked offense (106.55 PPG) against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 2 at 96.8 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 46.03% from the field per game, more than the Thunder have managed so far this NBA season (44.37% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oklahoma City got 20 points and 12 rebounds from Russell Westbrook in a losing cause in a 94-86 loss to Sacramento on Tuesday at Golden 1 Center.

Nikola Jokic went off for 41 points and added 12 rebounds leading Denver to a 112-104 win over Brooklyn on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Denver's last 16 games

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to Los Angeles, Friday, November 10
Denver home to Orlando, Saturday, November 11

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